The Walbrook Warden
Professor Carolyn Roberts FRGS, FIEnvSc, FCIWEM, CEnv, CWEM, SFHEA was installed as Walbrook Warden in July 2022.
Carolyn is a water resource management and science communication specialist who has worked, researched and published across the world. She specialises in the impact of human activity on the water cycle and water quality, including the impact of housing, industry, mining and waste disposal, but has wide interests in environmental management. Carolyn was Technical Advisor to Gloucestershire County Council following the dramatic flooding of 2007 that led to changes in UK flooding policy.
After an academic career at Exeter including the Head of the School of Environment and Director of the National Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Gloucestershire University, she moved to Oxford University, directing a national programme that linked industry with researchers to foster the development of innovative environmental technologies. At Oxford Carolyn worked with hundreds of businesses – multinationals to SMEs and also assisted the government to promote UK technical expertise internationally.
Carolyn was first Professor of Environment at Gresham College in London, delivering public lectures and following in the footsteps of Christopher Wren and Thomas Hooke! She remains as Professor Emeritus and a Fellow of the College.