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Hudson Sustainability Consulting was founded in 2014 by Dr Lorraine Hudson who has over 17 years experience of working on sustainability issues.
About Me Image Lorraine is also an Open University Associate Lecturer teaching Environmental Sciences and Environmental Management using a Systems Approach. She is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Bristol in Future Cities, where she also did a PhD in Atmospheric Chemistry, and has a BSc(Hons) in Environmental Sciences from Lancaster University.

She worked part-time for Bristol City Council for 12 years. From 2012-2014 Lorraine led Smart City Bristol, a partnership programme using smart technologies to meet the city’s sustainability challenges using a citizen centred approach. Focussed on smart energy, smart transport and smart data, it included Bristol’s Future City Demonstrator - a £3m TSB funded programme which included smart city business models, partnership / governance structures, developing the city as a Living Lab and a open data platform. She also managed a European FP7 smart energy project and a smart grid project. Smart City Bristol won a 2013 Green Digital Charter Award and was a finalist for the World Smart City Awards 2012. From 2002-11 Lorraine led Bristol’s climate change work, developing its first Climate Change Strategy working with city partners and projects including a Low Carbon Framework Pilot and Green ICT programme.

Lorraine was Senior Environmental Scientist at Metroeconomica from 2002-2013, where she worked on consultancy projects including environmental economics, Life Cycle Assessment and climate change. She was also an Environmental Manager at Unilever Research, specialising in Life Cycle Assessment, from 2000-2001.