|Qualifications||DUETI, BEng(Hons), PhD,
|Role title||Reader in Energy and
|Organisation||Edinburgh Napier University|
|Interview date||24 April 2014|
|Interviewed by||Debbie Ratcliffe|
What are Celine’s qualifications?
I first graduated in Thermodynamic and Energy, and then later in Energy and Environmental Engineering. I have numerous other professional qualifications now such as being a SAP and BREEAM trained
What has been Celine’s career path to date?
I graduated and worked in France in Thermodynamic and Energy, I then moved to the Scotland to broaden my horizons. I did a top-up year in Energy and Environmental Engineering to find myself then continuing into a PhD. This was definitely not planned… I never really thought I’d do a PhD, but here I am. I now work in research, consultancy and teaching which is rather varied and interesting.
What is Celine’s involvement with Connect?
I have attended many Connect events and have always been very supportive of the network and regularly publicise the network to my students. I recently presented to the students at an Academic Career event.
What is Celine’s experience as a woman working in engineering?
It has been interesting. Ever since I started in this domain area we, women, were in minority. When I first started we were 5 women for 100 men… Although it has its challenges at times, they took generally very good care of us and I would also say that spending most of my time with them made me understand better how they thought and worked (although this is a big generality). I learned quickly that our differences made our strengths, both in the way we thoughts and approached problems etc… SEBE, I believe, is no different with a good working environment.