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Dr Richard Kirkham

Dr Kirkham has published widely in the fields of whole life costs, stochastic service life prediction and quantitative techniques in performance measurement, and is co-author of two texts on building/engineering cost modelling. He is scientific secretary of CIB-TG62 Complex Systems and the Built Environment, and co-managing editor of RICS Research Innovation in the Built Environment.

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Buildings, Cities, Environment, Cost, Cost engineering, Research methods, Assets, Costing, Finance, Evaluation, Impact, Sustainability, Teaching, Education, Building information modelling, Information technology

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Dr Roger Shuttleworth

My career started in power systems and power electronics, and involved work on the modelling of power systems, using both dynamic and computer models. I have since worked in textile instrumentation, and on circuit breaker actuators for vacuum switches.

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Solar energy, Renewable energy, Technology, Power system, Energy networks, Energy, Power electronics, Electric and electronics, Thermal energy, Lighting, Infrastructure, Cities, Electric vehicles, Energy storage, Green travel, Energy efficiency, Waste

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Dr Magda Sibley

Dr Magda Sibley 's research interests focus on the following areas:

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Heritage, Buildings, Cities, Climate change

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Dr Maria Balshaw

Maria Balshaw has been Director of the Whitworth Art Gallery since June 2006. She has coordinated a challenging programme of historic, modern and contemporary exhibitions that capitalise on the Whitworth’s university location as well as having a strong international profile. She has led a successful campaign to expand the gallery and reconnect it to the surrounding park as well as modernise and revitalise the whole gallery.

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Heritage, Culture, Buildings, Arts, External engagement, Engagement, Politics, Governance, Community, Cities, Gender

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Dr Melanie Lombard

With a background in planning and urban development research and previous experience in UK social housing, my interests involve connecting the built environment to social processes through exploring the everyday activities that construct cities, often neglected by formal theories and practices of planning and urbanism.

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Planning, Policy, Impact, Cities, Inequality, Community, Economy, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Mohammad Rahman

I am primarily interested in plant physiology in terms of plants’ responses and interactions with the environment. I am especially keen to work on gas-exchange (photosynthesis, respiration and transpiration) and also resource-use efficiency across environmental gradients.

While doing my PhD I have investigated the effect of urban trees on adapting our cities to the urban heat island by measuring their growth and transpiration across environmental gradients. I have also attempted to carry out comparative ecophysiological studies on simulated changed climatic scenarios. 

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Cities, Biodiversity, Trees, Climate, Management, Environment, Resources, Sustainability, Mitigation, Urban heat island, Climate change, Resilience, Soil, Plants, Transpiration

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Dr Jenni Viitanen

Jenni's current research portfolio includes future cities/ urban technologies, energy and housing.

She is an expert advisor to the FP7 project IREEN (ICT Roadmap for Energy Efficienct Neighbourhoods), and a researcher on a number of projects including SMARTiP (Smart Metropolitan Areas Through Innovation and People); Housing in Multiple Occupancy: Energy Issues and Policy (HOME); and Community Approaches to Housing Retrofit in Greater Manchester.

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Smart cities, Knowledge exchange, Cities, Citizenship, Engagement, Economy, Development, Inequality, Society, Political economy, Housing, Climate, Climate change, Carbon, Politics, Governance, Policy, Community

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Dr Joe Ravetz

Joe Ravetz is a leading thinker on sustainable futures for urban and regional development, and the methods and tools which are needed to help make the transition. His landmark study ‘City-Region 2020 – integrated planning for a sustainable environment’ provides new insights and new pathways, drawing on a major case study of the long-term future of a large conurbation.

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Sustainability, Resilience, Cities, Geography, Economy, Planning, Environment, Climate, Energy efficiency, Resources, Consumption, Society, Climate change, Carbon, Environmental policy, Engagement, Housing, Transport, Energy, Waste

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Prof John Handley

John Handley's current research interests are focused on landscape dynamics and the management of change, ecologically informed and participative approaches to resource management and the development of adaptation strategies for climate change impacts.

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Environment, Climate, Geology, Resources, Engagement, Development, Climate change, Resilience, Impact, Urban heat island, Cities

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Mr Jonathan Spencer

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

Research interests: Reintegration of offenders; illegal immigration; Cross border crime; illegal movement of people; Communities and crime; Sentencing for criminal offences.

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Cities, Lighting, Community, Engagement, Crime and security, Policy

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