Dr Philippa Notten

Dr Philippa Notten, a principal consultant at The Green House, has an undergraduate and PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Since completing her PhD in 2001 Pippa has worked as a consultant in the USA, Denmark and South Africa. During this time she has contributed to a variety of industry-, EU- and UNEP-funded research projects in the broad areas of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and environmental decision-making.

Pippa is an expert LCA practitioner with over 20 years of experience, primarily relating to life cycle assessment (LCA) and product environmental footprinting in the food, retail, and consumer good sectors, and in the primary industries (mining and power generation). Pippa is also an expert reviewer, having conducted critical reviews of LCA studies conducted on behalf of leading global companies. Her past research work has centred on developing LCA methodology, notably the development of a rigorous approach to the quantification of uncertainty in the information needed to support LCA, and the development of life cycle impact assessment indicators relevant to South Africa. She is active in the development and promotion of life cycle management, and is instrumental in an initiative to set up a South African life cycle inventory database.

Pippa is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town, associated with the Environmental Process and Systems Engineering Group in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Her academic collaborations include lecturer of an annual LCA course (convened through UCT’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme), and co-supervisor of MSc. Students at UCT, University of Johannesburg and University of East Anglia.