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Dr Victoria Janes-Bassett

Formerly at Lancaster University


Victoria is an environmental modeller with a research focus on sustainable land management. As part of the Soil Value project she is currently developing biogeochemical models to assess the impacts of land use change and management strategies on the long-term sustainability of these systems.

In conjunction with this work Victoria was awarded funding from the NERC Valuing Nature programme to understand natural capital valuation needs in agri-food business. This synthesis report considered what a natural capital approach to soil could offer businesses, existing approaches, and key gaps to implementing this in practice. For more information, visit the Valuing Nature project webpage

In December 2019 Victoria also joined the Ensemble project, investigating ways that digital technologies can support environmental research and communication. Currently she is using virtual labs as a means to enable collaborative model application and integration of data analytics and machine learning techniques.

Victoria joined the Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business as a Research Associate in 2017 and currently works with the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation. Prior to joining Lancaster University, Victoria was a Research Fellow at Cranfield University working on a range of projects involving catchment, crop and land-use modelling. Victoria has a PhD from the University of Exeter in catchment sediment budget modelling.

Victoria co-founded a departmental Early Career Research Network, providing a mentoring scheme, training and development opportunities, and support for early career academics within the department. As keen advocate for equality in academia she is also a member of the Athena Swan working group and the steering group of Lancaster University’s Research Staff Association.

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