Rowan is a secondee from the Civil Service Science and Engineering Fast Stream (SEFS).

Rowan joined Nesta following two placements at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Ministry of Defence (MOD). At Defra Rowan worked as a Tree Scientist, working on the development of policy for the management of oak processionary moth, and the creation of an online resource hub to support landowners. Rowan then moved to the MOD where she worked in the Scrutiny Team, analysing business cases and their supporting evidence for equipment and support projects within the Navy.

Prior to joining the SEFS, Rowan worked as a research assistant primarily looking at environmental impact assessment. She holds an MEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bath.

Outside of work Rowan enjoys playing netball and watching rugby or cricket at the pub.