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Devi Whittle

Impact & Partnership Development Officer (Natural Capital Solutions Consultant)/Technician

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 Environment and Sustainability Institute 


Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK


I am Impact & Partnership Development Officer (IPDO) for the South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications (SWCoESA). Being the Natural Capital theme lead, I work to establish networks and collaborations between academia, industry and businesses, and to support them in accessing and developing satellite-related technology and applications for natural capital projects. Natural capital projects may include a broad range of sub-sectors including circular economy, bioeconomy, food systems, carbon/emissions management, water systems management, climate change, conservation, renewable energy, resource efficiency and agri-tech. Natural capital projects may also have overlap with other themes within the SWCoESA including eHealth and mining (extractive industries).

I also currently work at the Environment & Sustainability Institute (ESI) supporting Professor Edze Westra's and Dr Stineke van  Houte's microbiology research groups. 


2009 - 2013 PhD (Biosciences), University of Exeter 

2006 - 2009 BSC in Conservation Biology (1st Class), University of Exeter

1989 -1991 Diploma of Nursing, Flinders University of South Australia


Previous to starting with the SWCoESA, I was IPDO for the Agri-tech Cornwall Programme, workng at the interface between academia, industry and buisness to support Cornish SMEs in R&D of agri-tech.

I also spent time working with the Human Behaviour and Cultural Evolution Group (HuBCEG) at the Penryn campus. During this time, I actively carried out research work and engaged with schools, businesses and community groups across Cornwall to participate in our research study.

Prior to coming to the University of Exeter in 2006, I spent several years working in the public health sector as a Registered Nurse and as a carer in Australia and the UK.




Westra Lab

van Houte Lab




Supervision / Group

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