Lois Pennington

PhD Researcher

Lois is a final year PhD researcher based at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change at the University of Manchester. Her research explores the management of waste in the aviation sector, using volume estimations and Life Cycle Assessment to calculate the environmental impact of both cabin and airport waste management. She also explores alternative futures for cabin waste management, investigating the environmental, technological, and economic impact and benefits of future changes in the way the UK handles its inbound international catering waste.

Alongside the PhD she has done consultancy work with ACT1.5, an industry group focused on the decarbonisation of the live music industry, assessing the impact of audience travel on the carbon footprint of live music. She is an accredited teaching assistant to the level of Associate Fellow in the UKPSF. Lois is also one of two Early Career Representatives at the Manchester Tyndall Centre, and has several years of experience organising events and workshops for fellow Tyndall ECRs.

Prior to starting her PhD, Lois spent three years in industry as a liquids processing engineer. She holds an MEng in Chemical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh.