As a founding director of Carbon8 Systems, Paula has been working on the development of accelerated carbonation for more than 20 years. After a geology degree at the University of St Andrews, she gained a PhD at Keele University and was a post-doctorate at the University of Liverpool, before joining the University of Greenwich’s School of Science in 1985.
She was a director of the University’s Centre for Contaminated Land Remediation (CCLR) from 1999 – 2010 during which time she co-authored the UK Environment Agency’s review of the science of stabilisation and solidification.
In 2010, she left the university to concentrate on running Carbon8 Systems and its spin-off, for which she had responsibility for quality assurance and technical developments, and implemented an integrated management scheme. At the end of 2016, Paula returned to full-time work at Carbon8 Systems to concentrate on the global development of the company and its patented ACT capabilities. As an early mover in Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU), Paula has an international reputation in the sector, particularly regarding mineralisation.
She has been an invited speaker at many international CCU conferences and was a member of the BEIS CCUS cost reduction task force.