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Dr Heather Cruickshank

Dr Heather  Cruickshank

Heather Cruickshank is currently a University Lecturer in the Centre for Sustainable Development at the University of Cambridge after joining the Department in March 2000.


Biography:

She is a founding member of the Centre for Sustainable Development and has been involved in developing and delivering teaching material for a number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. She has undertaken work and research in a number of countries. In 2004 she completed a PhD, entitled "Embedding the Concepts of Sustainable Development into Practical Civil Engineering" after winning the Mott McDonald Charitable Trust PhD Scholarship in 2000. Her research involved fieldwork in a range of developing and transitional countries and used drinking water supply schemes as case studies. In 2003 Heather worked as Senior Engineering Advisor for Irish Aid Agency Concern Worldwide in Afghanistan. She also has experience working in Mongolia, Nepal, Albania and South Africa. In 2005 she joined Concern again as Water and Sanitation Engineer to help victims of the Tsunami in Bandeh Aceh, Indonesia as part of the relief programme. Later in that year she made a return visit to Afghanistan to help with the reconstruction work in that country.