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The Hatfield Lecture 2018-19

28th February 2019, 18:00 to 19:00, Elvet Riverside Lecture Theatre 201, Rachel Skinner

We are delighted that Hatfield alumna, Rachel Skinner [BSc(Hons), MSc(Eng), CEng, FICE, MCHIHT, TPP] will deliver this year's Hatfield Lecture.

Rachel is UK Head of Development and an Executive Director of WSP, and a Vice President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). She is a chartered engineer, an ICE Fellow and elected member of ICE Council. She is also a Patron of Women in Transport, having been one of its founding board members. A Hatfield graduate, Rachel left Durham with a first class Geography degree in 1998 and dived, somewhat by accident, straight into the world of transport and civil engineering.

In 2016, Rachel was named as one of The Telegraph’s inaugural Top 50 Influential Women in Engineering and in 2017 she was named as the Most Distinguished Winner and Best Woman Civil Engineer at the Women in Civil Engineering Awards.

She has authored and co-authored various publications on topics including autonomous vehicles and future place-making, and before that about digital technology and its potential for infrastructure, industry innovation and collaboration. She is involved with major projects for clients across the public and private sectors, including leadership of a growing portfolio of future mobility projects in the UK and overseas.

The lecture is free and all are welcome, but bookings is required. To book your place, please visit by 23:59 on Wednesday 27 February.

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