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CEnv Profile: Jim Longhurst

CEnv Profile

Professor Jim Longhurst HonFSE CEnv

Assistant Vice Chancellor and Professor of Environmental Science

University of the West of England (UWE)

Correct as of October 2018.

“I must acknowledge the many colleagues I have worked with over the course of my career. We advance scientific knowledge through collaborative research and I have had the pleasure of working with many exceptionally talented colleagues. This Honorary Fellowship is theirs as well as mine.”

Jim has been a national leader in sustainability initiatives, across a wide range of organisations, for many years. As a Chartered Environmentalist and a Chartered Scientist, Jim maintains his primary academic research interest in air quality and carbon management. He has published more than 250 academic papers, book chapters and edited books, as well as regularly contributing to international conferences.  

Jim is Professor of Environmental Science, in the Faculty of Environment and Technology, and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Environment and Sustainability at the University of the West of England (UWE). He is the founder and Executive Director of the Air Quality Management Centre and Executive lead for the World Health Organisation’s Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments.

In his role as Assistant Vice Chancellor, Jim provides cross-university leadership in all aspects of sustainability research, knowledge exchange and programme development.  He also serves on the boards of many local and national organisations and is Honorary Vice President of Environmental Protection UK and Director and former Chair of the Bristol Green Capital Partnership CIC.

Jim has been a member of the Institution of Environmental Science’s Council since 1998, serving as Chair from 2002 – 2006. He was then elected as Vice President upon retirement as Chair. He is also an Honorary Fellow (HonFSE) and former board member with the Society of the Environment, a former Chair of the Committee of Heads of Environmental Sciences and an inaugural Fellow of the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC). In 2018 Jim was elected by the Higher and Further Education community as a Director and Trustee of the EAUC.


Jim became a Chartered Environmentalist through membership of the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES)

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