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 previously worked as a sedimentologist in the oil and gas industry. Emma works in the areas of radioactive waste disposal, nuclear site operation and closure, carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS). She is working on projects applying skills in optimisation and options assessment, decision support, risk assessment, environmental assessment modelling and geology. Emma is also experienced in project management, commercial management and framework co-ordination.

Emma is supporting site End States optimisation with regulatory guidance implementation through options assessments, Best Available Technology (BAT) studies and project ‘Gates’ for Sellafield Ltd and Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd. She supports permit applications for CO2 storage licences by completing geological literature reviews and developing a risk checklist structure for UK and international regulators and operators. Emma is experienced using Evidence Support Logic (ESL), as implemented in Quintessa’s Tesla software, to support decision making where there are significant unknowns or uncertainties and carries out qualitative risk assessments using tools such as ‘BowTie’. Emma is also building experience using modelling codes such as AMBER and GoldSim.


Emma enjoys adventurous outdoor activities such as walking, scrambling, mountain biking, off-piste skiing and is a qualified Mountain leader.