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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions

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Staff appointments 2019 - Madeline Woodruff, Tim Forman

last modified Jul 05, 2019 06:14 PM
New appointments join the Centre for Sustainable Development in 2019

Two new staff were appointed to the Centre in 2019, to help with the smooth running of the MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development.

Madeline Woodruff (Msc) joined us as Course Administrator having previously worked at the International Energy Agency and the US National Academy of Sciences, focusing on energy and climate change.

Dr. Tim Forman joined us as a Research Associate Teaching Fellow to lead the Client Consultancy Project (which now replaces E-Tech / MOTI) and provide teaching support for the course. He also serves as Deputy Course Director of the ‘Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment’ MSt course, which is delivered by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

You can find out more about Dr Forman's research on his personal profile

CSD Welcomes Madeline Woodruff (above) and Tim Forman (below)

Course Overview


The need to engage in better problem definition through careful dialogue with all stakeholder groups and a proper recognition of context.


An ability to work with specialists from other disciplines and professional groups acknowledging that technical innovation and business skills also must be understood, nurtured and combined as precursors to the successful implementation of sustainable solutions.


An understanding of mechanisms for managing change in organisations so future engineers are equipped to play a leadership role.


An awareness of a range of assessment frameworks, sustainability metrics and methodologies such as Life Cycle Analysis, Systems Dynamics, Multi-Criteria Decision making and Impact Assessment.