Staff profile

Dr Becky Rawson

Senior Lecturer in Sustainability and Environmental Management

Lecturer Becky Rawson sitting at a table


Geography, Geology


University of Derby Online Learning





I am a senior lecturer in Sustainability and Environmental Management at the University of Derby. My research background is in aviation and environmental management. My PhD assessed airport engagement with environmental management and the value of future planning documents to facilitate more sustainable development in this area.

I have taught environmental management and geography at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate levels for over ten years. I have also worked with organisations to improve their environmental performance.

In 2021 I was a joint recipient of the runner-up award for “Outstanding Contribution to Sustainability” at the Union Education Awards. I have also been nominated for the “Inspirational Teaching”, “Supervisor of the Year” and “Lecturer of the Year” awards.

Teaching responsibilities

I teach a number of modules on the MSc Sustainability and Environmental Management programme including Global Resource Management, Low Carbon Energy Management, Pollution Assessment and Remediation, International Environmental Policy and Law, and Tools for Delivering Sustainable Solutions to Environmental Problems. I also supervise postgraduate research dissertations and contribute to the teaching on the undergraduate BSc (Hons) Environmental Sustainability programme and postgraduate MSc Environmental Assessment and Control. 

As an academic, I sit on the College of Science and Engineering Ethics and Research Committee and I am an internal reviewer/assessor for Advance HE applications.

Research interests

My current research interests include education for sustainable development, sustainability in practice, environmental management and wellbeing, and pedagogy in online learning environments.

Membership of professional bodies


Additional interests and activities

I am the External Examiner on the BSc (Hons) and BA (Hons) Sustainable Development programmes at the University of the Highlands and Islands.