Julieanna Powell-Turner

Professor Julieanna Powell-Turner is an experienced academic and researcher with
over 20 years international experience in environmental sustainability. 

Julieanna Powell-Turner

Professor Julieanna Powell-Turner is an experienced academic and researcher with over 20 years international experience in environmental sustainability. Her research focuses on the sustainability, security and criticality of resources, and the related risks and vulnerabilities to the supply chain. Julieanna has been an academic since 2005 working mainly within the realms of through life environmental capability with large multi nationals, Governments, and other agencies. Prior to this, she worked for a large UK government research organisation in the area of resource security and management.  

Julieanna is an experienced Environmental Scientist with over 20 years UK and overseas experience gained through academia and the private/public sector. Her expertise covers environmental sustainability which builds on her background in environmental science, and in particular resource management.  

She has worked on environmental related projects globally for institutions including the Asian Development Bank (ADB), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Department for International Development (DFiD), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), European Commission, the NDA, and UK government (GCHQ). She has 10+ years’ experience of working in international Defence and Sustainability in China and Mongolia. Here she contributed to the creation of an enabling environment for sustainable growth relating to resource efficiency, as well as advising government and business on appropriate Natural Resource Management. During her time at Cranfield Defence and Security she was Head of Environmental Science, Head of Research, Senior Research Fellow, Senior Lecturer, MSc Course Director and Associate Dean.  Julieanna is a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv), Chartered Waste Manager (CRWM), Chartered Engineer (CEng), Fellow of the Institute of Logistics and Transport (FMILT) and a Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.  

She holds a joint PhD in Civil Engineering (University of Sheffield, Ruhr Universität) sponsored by UKAEA, an MSc in Environmental and Ecological Science (Lancaster University) and a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science (Lancaster University). 

Julieanna is an Academic Research Director at the University of Chester, a Visiting Professor at the Military Economics Academy, Wuhan, China in the Logistics and Procurement Department, a Visiting Professor at Hindustan University, Chennai in the Centre for Defence Technology, and, a Full Professor, Visiting Lecturer and PhD supervisor at Cranfield University (Defence and Security). 

Teaching relates to the challenges, vulnerabilities and opportunities in environmental sustainability. Research relates to circular economy extension, and environmental process improvements of materials, products and services through life (design to re-manufacture). The aim of this through life approach is to apply strategic foresight to the future threats and opportunities of resources, that may reduce the likelihood and/or impact of supply disruptions through risk identification (disruptions), assessment (occurrence and impact), action (strategy and mitigation) and monitoring (reduce risk).  

Current PhD topics supervised:

  • A disruptive Technology to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Maritime Sector 
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting in the Aerospace, Defence, and Security Industry 
  • Development of a disaster recovery tool to support community based recovery and remediation of the environment following natural or man-made disasters and crises. 
  • Sustainability, Awareness in the Nuclear Environment
  • An analysis of Defence Industry Networks and Relationships  
  • Sustainability and the Defence Supply Chain 
  • Environmental Economic Sustainability and Social Appropriation  
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