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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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Dr James Dorsey

Dr Dorsey is responsible for cloud microphysics instrumentation and measurements at the University of Manchester. He is a University research fellow and instrument scientist at the National Centre for Atmospheric Science's (NCAS) Facility for Ground Based Atmospheric Measurements.

Keywords: 
Weather, Climate, Water, Instrumentation, Aerospace, Transport, Particles, Physics, Scattering, Aviation

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Dr Geoff Robson

Research interests: 

Role of extracellular phospholipases in the pathogenicity of the human opportunistic pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus; Programmed cell death in filamentous fungi; Colonisation and biodeterioration of man-made materials.

Keywords: 
Biodeterioration, Carbon, Waste, Materials, Ecology, Environment, Climate, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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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 James Allan

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

The core theme of my research is the measurement of atmospheric aerosols. Particulate matter is produced from both natural and anthropogenic sources and is known to have significant effects on both health and climate. However, the processes governing their lifecycle and effects are poorly understood, which hampers our predictive capability of them and their impacts.

Keywords: 
Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Aerosols, Climate, Environment, Weather, Evaluation, Pollution, Particles, Health, Cities, Transport, Emissions, Carbon, Energy, Fossil fuels, Spectroscopy

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Prof Hugh Coe

The main focus of Hugh's research is on improving the knowledge of the physics and chemistry of atmospheric aerosols. Aerosol particles play key roles in climate change, through reflecting and absorbing solar and infra-red radiation and by acting as sites for the formation of cloud droplets; in air pollution, being linked closely with impacts on human health; and on the transport of pollutants and nutrients on regional or even global scales.

Keywords: 
Aerosols, Climate, Particles, Climate change, Carbon, Pollution, Cities, Water, Weather, Technology, Interdisciplinary, Knowledge exchange, Engagement, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Ms Helen McGlashan

Oversees sustainability activities across student halls and university accommodation, including promoting recycling, distribution of free plastic water bottles, waste reduction charity donations, lighting/ insulation upgrade and retrofit.

Keywords: 
Sustainability, Climate, Climate change, Student engagement, Buildings, Universities, Waste management, Recycling, Lighting, Insulation

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Dr Gregory Lane-Serff

Research interests: buildings: natural ventilation of buildings; Oceanography: straits, overflows, turbidity currents, hydrothermal plumes, marine outfalls; Paleoceanography: response of ocean flows to changes in sea-level and climate; Basic fluid dynamics: gravity currents, plumes, sediment, hydraulic control, rotation; Methods: laboratory and mathematical modelling, field observations and numerical models.

Keywords: 
Buildings, Cities, Environment, Coasts, Climate change, Climate, Ventilation, Fluid dynamics, Water, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Prof Graham Haughton

My research uses political economy perspectives to explore various aspects of urban and regional policy.This has covered work on sustainable urban development, urban regeneration, regional development, water conflicts and labour market governance.

My current writing is focused on two key themes. First, a critical examination of neoliberal spatial governance, in particular theEnglish 'spatial planning project'. Second, I am exploring the political economy of flood risk management, with particular reference to the floods in Hull and the East Riding in 2007.

Keywords: 
Cities, Environment, Climate, Planning, Governance, Political economy, Politics, Economy, Sustainability, Development, Regeneration, Buildings, Risk, Water, Management, Policy, Teaching, Education, Cycling

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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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