Learned Society Committee

The Learned Society Committee will give strategic direction to IChemE’s technical priorities and steer IChemE’s activities as a learned society. Delivering on IChemE’s strategy to be led by members, supporting members and serving society, this newly-created committee will put members in charge of this vitally important area of activity.

The committee has identified three priority topics to concentrate IChemE’s activities on as a learned society through to 2024, and the completion of the term of the current strategy:

  1. Responsible Production: IChemE aims to deliver tangible outputs on several aspects of sustainability and responsible production, including climate change, ethics, systems engineering and life cycle analysis. In the short term, the Responsible Production work influences the work IChemE is involved with to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. Major Hazard Management: The ambition is for IChemE to be a peer group leader in sharing our knowledge in this area, and learning from others.

  3. Digitalisation: IChemE will provide thought leadership on how digital technologies and skill areas, enabled by ethical leadership, organisational aspects, education and life-long learning, affect chemical engineering professionals, and help them prepare for the future.

The Learned Society Committee is chaired by the Vice President Learned Society and comprises up to 12 volunteer members. View our volunteer group structure.

The role for committee members has been developed to outline their responsibilities and duties.

View the Learned Society Committee Terms of Reference.

For more information contact LSC@icheme.org.

 

Jarka Glassey

Jarka Glassey

Chair - Vice President Learned Society

Professor Jarka Glassey CEng FIChemE is IChemE's Vice President Learned Society and chair of the Learned Society Committee. She is a Fellow who resides in Newcastle, UK. Read more >>

Neil Blundell

Neil Blundell

Committee Member and Subject Area Lead for Energy

Mr Neil Blundell CEng CEnv FIChemE was elected to the Learned Society Committee in July 2019. He is a Fellow who resides in Greater Manchester, UK. Read more >>

Claire MacLeod

Claire MacLeod

Committee Member and Subject Area Lead for Health and Wellbeing

Dr Claire MacLeod CEng MIChemE was elected to the Learned Society Committee in July 2019. She is a Chartered Member who resides in Cheshire, UK. Read more >>

Alexandra Meldrum

Alexandra Meldrum

Committee Member and Subject Area Lead for Education, Innovation and Research

Ms Alexandra Meldrum FIChemE was co-opted to the Learned Society Committee in September 2019. She is a Fellow who resides in Sydney, Australia. Read more >>

Jane O'Connor

Jane O'Connor

Committee Member and Subject Area Lead for Water

Dr Jane O'Connor CEng MIChemE was co-opted to the Learned Society Committee in September 2019. She is a Chartered Member who resides in Torquay, UK. Read more >>

David Platts

David Platts

Committee Member and Subject Area Lead for Food and Drink

Mr David Platts CEng FIChemE was elected to the Learned Society Committee in July 2019. He is a Fellow who resides in Hamilton, New Zealand. Read more >>

Leon Prentice

Leon Prentice

Committee Member and Subject Area Lead for Resources and Manufacturing

Dr Leon Prentice CEng FIChemE was co-opted to the Learned Society Committee in September 2019. He is a Fellow who resides in Melbourne, Australia. Read more >>

Margaret Donnan

Margaret Donnan

Committee Member and Subject Area Lead for Major Hazards

Margaret is a skilled Board Chair and Non-Executive Director, with extensive experience working with government, commercial and not for profit boards. Read more >>

Colin Pritchard

Colin Pritchard

Committee Member

Eur Ing Dr Colin Pritchard CEng CEnv FIChemE was elected to the Learned Society Committee in July 2019. He is a Fellow who resides in Edinburgh, UK. Read more >>

Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson

Committee Member

Dr Andrew Thompson CEng FIChemE was elected to the Learned Society Committee in July 2019. He is a Fellow who resides in Warwickshire, UK. Read more >>

Sam Wilkinson

Sam Wilkinson

Committee Member

Dr Sam Wilkinson AMIChemE was elected to the Learned Society Committee in July 2019. He is a Young Member respresentative who resides in Middlesex, UK. Read more >>