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Dr Frank Allison

Operational and strategic support for early stage spin-out companies in the area of Engineering and Science.

Frank is part of UMIP's Low Carbon and Environment Competition.

Keywords: 
Innovation, Business, Economy, Carbon, Emissions, Climate, Renewable energy, Sustainability, Energy, Climate change, Business engagement, Engagement

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Prof Geoff Levermore

Research interests: Weather data: for design of buildings, plant and natural ventilation, climate change; Control and modelling: intelligent buildings, low-energy buildings, natural and mixed mode air conditioning; Occupant feedback: related to the interior environment with Overall Liking Score and fingerprint; Lighting perception: related to coloured light sources and daylight in buildings.

Keywords: 
Buildings, Cities, Environment, Weather, Evaluation, Climate, Design, Climate change, Carbon, Ventilation, Technology, Energy efficiency, Green infrastructure, Lighting

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Dr Giles Johnson

Global climate change is resulting in changing weather patterns. For the UK, it is predicted that we will get warmer wetter winters and hotter drier summers. At the same time, there will be an increase in the frequency of extreme weather, including periods of droughts and heat waves, but also more storms and floods. This, combined with growing demand for food across the world, means that agriculture is facing unprecedented challenges. The crops used by farmers will have to change.

Keywords: 
Climate, Climate change, Carbon, Weather, Agriculture, Rural studies, Plants, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Ecology, Environment, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Carly McLachlan

My area of research covers how people and organisations engage with energy and climate change issues. This generally means that I am looking at the interactions between science, technology and people. One particular area of interest is in renewable energy siting issues. We have an explicit policy relevance focus at Tyndall Manchester and so we try to conduct research that has practical relevance to the climate change agenda for national and local government, businesses and NGOs.

Keywords: 
External engagement, Climate change, Engagement, Renewable energy, Sustainability, Energy, Knowledge exchange, Community, Interdisciplinary, Universities

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Prof Caroline Moser

As an urban social anthropologist/social policy specialist I have more than forty years ofexperience relating to urban development and social policy on a range of issues including academic and policy-focused research, teaching and training. As a researcher I have undertaken primary field-based research on urban poverty, urban violence, household asset vulnerability and accumulation strategies, gender and development and the informal sector in countries such as Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala and Jamaica.

Keywords: 
Cities, Development, Buildings, Community, Engagement, Gender, Politics, Climate change, Resilience, Research methods

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Prof Christopher Cutts

Chris was appointed Associate Dean for External Relations in the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences in 2012. As a key member of the Faculty Senior Management Team he has key responsibility for liaison with a wide range of existing external partners including the NHS and other organisations as well as overseeing and developing new partnerships at Regional, National and International level.

He also has a key role in driving forward the Faculty strategy around social responsibility, sustainability and wider community engagement.

Keywords: 
Management, Sustainability, Climate, Climate change, Social responsibility, Engagement, External engagement, Health, Care, Policy, Education, Universities, Teaching

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Dr Claire Goulsbra

My broad area of research focuses on the eroding peatland systems of the South Pennines. Of particular interest is the hydrological connectivity of various flow pathways, and how this is affected by the geomorphology and various other characteristics of this unique landscape. My PhD focussed on developing novel ways to monitor the interactions of these flow pathways and the use of innovative technologies remains one of my key interests. More recently, research focuses on carbon losses from eroding peatlands, specifically the fate of particulate carbon from peat deposited on floodplains.

Keywords: 
Emissions, Carbon, Climate change, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Prof Clive Agnew

I am an applied climatologist and hydro-meteorologist working on problems of environmental degradation and environmental status assessment. I have worked extensively in both the drylands and the wetlands of Africa, Europe and the Middle East, developing strategies for the improved management of water shortages at local and regionallevels. I am currently engaged in studies of wetland hydrology in the UK with an emphasis up boundary layer fluxes and assessing the spatial variability of climate change predictions.

Member of University's Sustainability Steering Group

Keywords: 
Climate, Applied research, Climate change, Environment, Weather, Water, Impact, Resources, Planning, Resilience

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Mr David Williamson

Research interests: How 'differences' across organisation types (e.g. firms, sectors, states) influence regulatory effectiveness and efficiency. This is part of an ongoing project exploring why regulation may need to be, and whether it can be, individualised.

Worked in manufacturing for 13 years, mainly as a production manager; led several sustainability initiatives at Staffordshire University

Keywords: 
Sustainability, Climate, Climate change, Regulation, Business, Economy, Political economy, Innovation, Impact

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Dr David Topping

My research interests focus on building computational models of atmospheric aerosol particles for use in interpretation of measured properties and as sub models for incorporation into climate change models. This broad classification masks a hierarchy of models and techniques with greatly varying complexity and range of applicability.  In addition, the research area is highly multi-disciplinary, covering: Physics, Chemistry, Numerical methods and Computational Science.

Keywords: 
Aerosols, Climate, Particles, Climate change, Planning, Information technology, Interdisciplinary, Knowledge exchange, Universities, Carbon

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