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Office for Social Responsibility

Social responsibility describes the way we are making a difference to the social and economic well-being of our communities through our teaching, research and public events and activities. Social responsibility is one of our three core strategic goals in our Manchester 2020 strategy, sitting equally alongside our commitments to world-class research and outstanding learning and student experience.

We have committed to pursuing change across five social responsibility priorities:

Keywords: 
Social responsibility, corporate sustainability, Sustainability, Student engagement, Community, Public engagement, Engagement

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Engagement@Manchester

We seek to lead on public engagement in all forms, providing expertise in public discourse and policy development, listening to the wider community, and involving the public in our work.

Keywords: 
Engagement, Public engagement, Community, Social responsibility, Universities

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Dr Vladimir Jankovic

The principal objectives of my past and current research have been about the scope, scale and social conditions of the scientific and social engagement with weather and climate. I am particularly interested in the socio-cultural forces behind the notion of atmospheric environment as a normative framing of climate as a resource and agency, with focus on climate as a space of mundane social identity and economic action. The shift from theorized towards lived climates has led me toward examining the problem of scale in the scientific and public understanding of the weather.

Keywords: 
Weather, Climate, Community, Climate change, Society, Engagement, History, Cities, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Tim O'Brien

My research concentrates on the study of exploding stars using telescopes around the world and in space, working across the spectrum from radio waves to X-rays.

I teach undergraduate and postgraduate students and also carry out a wide range of public engagement activities including being the primary media contact for Jodrell Bank. This includes work with the media, schools and events at Jodrell Bank.

Tim is Associate Dean for External Relations in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences; also Associate Director of Jodrell Bank Observatory.

Keywords: 
Astrophysics, Climate, Astronomy, Quantum physics, External engagement, Community, Engagement

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Ms Teresa Chilton

Teresa coordinates projects for energy@manchester

Keywords: 
Information technology, Teaching, Education, Project management, Management, Schools, Community, Engagement, Energy efficiency, Energy, Sustainability, Communication

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Dr Stephen Hincks

Stephen's research covers two broad themes. The first theme focuses on conceptualising, measuring and analysing the dynamics of spatial development. This area of research involves developing and applying different analytical frameworks and methodologies to understand complex spatial structures and processes.  This has included research on housing and labour market interaction; changing housing and neighbourhood interactions; the measurement of spatial planning outcomes; neighbourhood change; migration in Europe; and spatial housing market analysis.  

Keywords: 
Sustainability, Teaching, Education, Geography, Development, Housing, Cities, Community, Migration, Society, Economy, Policy, Regulation, Governance

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Dr Sarah Mander

Sarah started her career as a Chemical Engineer, initially working as a project engineer in the chemical and pharmaceutical's industry. Upon leaving industry, she spent six years working in a variety of roles for an urban design and build company. For these six years her job included facilitating community engagement in regeneration projects, welding, workshop management and promoting sustainability within urban neighbourhoods. In 1999 she joined Manchester School of Management researching the penetration of wind energy in the North West for her PhD.

Keywords: 
Cities, Sustainability, Behaviour, Community, Engagement, Wind energy, Renewable energy, Energy, Recycling, Energy efficiency

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Mr Peter Fell

Peter has been employed by the University of Manchester as Director of Regional and Economic Development since 2000. He has responsibility for managing the university's complex civic and regional strategic relationships. He has a comprehensive understanding of the region's political and business environment, having worked at senior level for a number of public bodies including the North West Regional Assembly, Stockport Council and Merseyside Training and Enterprise Council (TEC).

Keywords: 
Business engagement, Business, Engagement, External engagement, Politics, Governance, Community, Workplace engagement, Networks

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Prof Richard Preziosi

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

I have a strong interest in conservation biology and field course teaching and I have taught on field courses for over 10 years. Much of my field work is done in the neotropics as part of conservation and development projects. I am a certified Senior Ecologist (ESA) and a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society.

Keywords: 
Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Genetics, Biology, Trees, Biodiversity, Water, External engagement, Community, Conservation, Environment, Fieldwork, Teaching, Education, Development, Sustainability

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Dr Ross Jones

Ross is the University Living Lab's Lead Researcher and part of the original ULL team along with James EvansAndrew Karvonen and Lucy Millard.

Keywords: 
Business engagement, Social responsibility, Business, Globalisation, Production, Networks, Governance, Regulation, Consumption, Political economy, Society, Community, Engagement, Behaviour, Psychology, External engagement, Living Lab, Knowledge exchange, Education for Sustainable Development

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