Faculty Profile

  • University College London, U. of London
    BSc Hons, Geography with Ancillary Geology
    1972 – 1975

Areas of Interest
Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Environmental Science, Renewable Energy, Waste Management

Prof. Carolyn Roberts

Visiting Professor


Professor Carolyn Roberts is the first Frank Jackson Professor of the Environment at Gresham College. She is also a Senior Scientist at the UK Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), which links business and universities in order to promote research and innovation in environmental technologies.

Prior to taking up her role at KTN in March 2014, Professor Roberts was Director of the Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network (ESKTN) based at the University of Oxford, which was one of the units from which the newly created KTN was formed. Before this she was was Co-Director of the Centre for Active Learning (CeAL), one of the UK’s national Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, at the University of Gloucestershire.

As well as innumerable academic papers, Professor Roberts has authored, joint authored and edited four books with broadly pedagogic themes. She has spoken around the world on water management and sustainability-related projects undertaken in the UK, Europe, North and sub-Saharan Africa, and Bangladesh, and increasingly on the issues and challenges of science communication.

Research & Awards

National Chair, Society for the Environment
Society for the Environment
July 2012

Chair of the national organisation awarding the title of Chartered Environmentalist on behalf of the privy Council to those qualifying professionals. Completed two terms of office in June 2014. Additional Honors & Awards

UK Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellow
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

BSC Hons Geography
Awarded the 1905 Prize, and two other bursaries whilst an undergraduate


Program Affiliations

Courses Taught

The University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh and its curricula are accredited by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh, and approved by the Ministry of Education, Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh.

emk Since March, 2018, the University of ​Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) is associated with the EMK Center as its management partner along with the American Center of U.S. Embassy Dhaka.