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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.

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

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Dr Jon Pittman

Jon Pittman is a Lecturer in the Cellular Systems Section of the Faculty of Life Sciences. He is also the Programme Director for the Plant Science and Cell Biology BSc degrees.

Keywords: 
Bioenergy, Energy, Renewable energy, Sustainability, Climate, Climate change, Water, Waste, Agriculture, Rural studies

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Dr Karen Buckley

My research interests lie in critical international political economy with a focus on global contestation and resistance movements, global civil society, global governance, poverty and inequality, globalizations, peacebuilding and climate change.

Keywords: 
Environment, Resilience, Sustainability, Climate, Climate change, Development, Citizenship, Civil society, Policy, Engagement, Politics, Universities, Teaching, Education

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Ms Kate Sapin

Research interests include community and youth work and participation, sustainability and communities, anti-oppressive practice, student engagement and social responsibility.

Keywords: 
Communication, Engagement, Community, Youth culture, Sustainability, Climate, Climate change, Citizenship, Development, Teaching, Education, Interdisciplinary

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Prof Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson is Professor of Energy and Climate Change in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester. He is Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and is research active with recent publications in Royal Society journals and Nature. He engages widely across all tiers of government; from reporting on aviation-related emissions to the EU Parliament, advising the Prime Minister's office on Carbon Trading and having contributed to the development of the UK's Climate Change Act. 

Keywords: 
Climate, Climate change, Carbon, Energy, Management, Emissions, Energy supply, Aviation, Shipping, Transport, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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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.

Keywords: 
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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Mr Jonathan Aylen

Mr Aylen's research interests and publications in economics, technology and history cover a very wide range of topics including foresight and forecasting; open innovation and natural experiments; innovation in process industries; computerisation in steel and defence and the history of process control;  rolling mill design; the impact of climate change on tourism and forecasting wild fires in the face of climate change; recycling and clean production, alongside earlier research on cost-benefit analysis of historic building preservation;  international comparisons of performance; privatisatio

Keywords: 
Impact, Climate change, Tourism, Fire, Risk, Recycling, Sustainability, Climate, Heritage, Buildings, Culture, Teaching, Education

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Dr Duncan Thomas

Duncan's research interests include: European science dynamics, Innovation, climate change resilience and sustainability in regulated water utility sectors, and Global water and sanitation planning and policies.

Keywords: 
Innovation, Business, Economy, Climate change, Resilience, Impact, Sustainability, Climate, Water, Regulation, Policy, Universities, Finance

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Dr Emma Gardner

I'm head of environmental sustainability, and my role is to lead on the development and implementation of the university’s environmental sustainability plan.

The university has four faculties, 20 academic schools, several major research institutes, professional support services and cultural assets. There are over 10,000 members of staff and we have one of the largest student communities in the UK - there are over 39,000 registered at the university, according to 2012 figures. So reducing the impact of the university is no mean feat!

Keywords: 
Universities, Estates, Buildings, Sustainability, Climate, Climate change, Environment

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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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