Emma Rhodes

Emma Rhodes
Location: Warrington

Emma (she/her) trained in Earth Sciences (Lancaster University) and Quaternary Science (Royal Holloway, University of London). She has 6 years’ postgraduate experience, 4 of which has been spent working as a sedimentologist in the oil and gas industry. Emma is experienced with a wide range of technical challenges and innovation methods for site characterisation through managing projects and developing a new technique for the oil and gas industry. She analyses, interprets, and integrates multi-disciplinary datasets to develop site conceptual models and site evolution scenarios. Since joining Quintessa in August 2018, Emma has been supporting options assessments, BAT studies and project ‘Gates’ for Sellafield Ltd and Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd including the development of assessment approaches and assessment criteria and scoring, and the planning and documentation of workshops.

Emma has experience using Evidence Support Logic (ESL), as implemented in Quintessa’s Tesla software, to support decision making where there are significant unknowns or uncertainties. She carries out qualitative risk assessments, including identifying potential threats, consequences, and mitigation approaches using risk management and communication tools such as ‘BowTie’.  Emma is also building experience using modelling codes such as AMBER and GoldSim.


Emma enjoys most adventurous activities in the great outdoors, mostly walking, scrambling and mountain biking and is a qualified Mountain leader. Emma’s next adventure goal is to improve her off-piste skiing skills, touring the Alps travelling hut to hut.