Ellie Evans

Environmental scientist
BGS Keyworth


I am an environmental scientist at the British Geological Survey (BGS) in the Minerals and Waste Science Area. One of my main roles is working on the BGS University Funding Initiative (BUFI) project that supports over 100 PhD students in collaboration with Universities and Research Institutes across the UK. Amongst other things I am responsible for the BUFI web pages, organising and running our Annual PhD Science Festival and our Twitter account. I recently created a BUFI alumni to see where our past students are now and what they are doing. I am also on the BGS Science Coordination Team on the NERC Security of Supply of Minerals Programme. I organise meetings and plan programme events. During my early days at BGS I gained over a decade of experience in mineral processing in the laboratory before leading my own projects on mineral aggregates and the environment. At the core of these was stakeholder engagement in order to develop user friendly outputs. Most of these projects were working with external collaborators and consultants.

Ellie Evans’ Biography

  • 2012 – ongoing: BGS University Funding Initiative (BUFI) Team Member
  • 2011 – ongoing: Science Coordination Team, NERC Security of Supply of Minerals
  • 2009: Deputy Project Leader, Quarry or not?
  • 2007: Project Leader, Quarry or not?
  • 2007: Temporary Press Officer
  • 2005 –2007: Project Leader, Environmental Sensitivity Mapping
  • 2004 –2007: Deputy Project Leader, Aggregates supply and demand for sustainable communities
  • 2004: Deputy Project Leader, Sand and gravel resources and environmental assets in the Yorkshire and Humber Region
  • 2002: MSc with Merit Environmental Management, University of Derby
  • 1999 – ongoing: Environment & Minerals Specialist, British Geological Survey
  • 1999 –2002: Team member, Mineral resource mapping to support national, regional and local planning
  • 1997: Univeristy of Nottingham, Advanced Certificate in Geological Studies
  • 1995 –2002: Scientific Support, Industrial minerals processing & evaluation projects, British Geological Survey
  • 1994: BSc Geography 2.1, University of Loughborough

Research interests

  • Environmental planning
  • Mineral safeguarding
  • Minerals land use sustainability issues
  • Public understanding of science
  • Stakeholder engagement


  • Communicating science
  • Environmental policy and law with regard to minerals
  • Project management
  • Stakeholder consultation and event management
  • Sustainability issues with regard to minerals

Professional association

  • Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment

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