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About Joseph Howe

He has extensive experience in working interchangeably with industry on major environmental projects and initiatives across the UK. Currently Joe driven by the opportunities afforded to UK industry in delivering of the £600bn of infrastructure projects by 2030.

Joe is pro-actively engaged with the UK’s emerging clean growth agenda including his roles on the UK Decarbonised of Gas Alliance, chairing of the NW Hydrogen Alliance and being the North West academic lead for the UK Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre.

He is particularly passionate about the STEM skills and sits on the Board of the Department of Education: Engineering Construction Industries Training Board.

External Roles:

  • Academic Associate of the National Nuclear Laboratory
  • Associate of the British Geological Survey
  • Visiting Professor at Harbin Institute of Technology
  • Board Member of the Cheshire Energy Hub
  • Academic Member of the Decarbonised Gas Alliance
  • Member of the NW Regional Manufacturers Association
  • Academic Member: National Grid Gas Market Action Plan group
  • Academic Member: National Grid Stakeholder Users Group for both gas and electricity
  • Chair of the NW Hydrogen Alliance
  • Non-Executive Board Member and Trustee of the Engineering Construction Industry Training  (ECITB) Board
  • Chair ECITB Qualification and Awards Committee
  • Member UKCCSRC
  • Member UK Royal Met Society
  • Member Welsh Hydrogen Network Group

Employment History

  • 1991-93 Lecturer: Environmental Science, University of East Anglia
  • 1993-05 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer then Reader: Environment and Development, University of Manchester
  • 2005-08 Professor: (and Head) Environmental Engineering and Planning, Queen’s University, Belfast
  • 2008-14 Professor of Sustainable Development, University of Central Lancashire