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Dr Richie Nimmo

My research is interdisciplinary in nature and pursues questions emerging from the ambiguous status of nonhumans in modern knowledge-practices. In social thought nonhumans are often a kind of absent presence, rendered marginal as a 'context' of human agency, whilst simultaneously performing the invisible work of shaping foundational notions of the human. The marginalisation of nonhuman animals in particular points towards a fundamental ontological asymmetry involved in social scientific conceptions of 'the social'.

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Politics, Policy, Networks, Society, Research methods, Crime and security, Environment, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Michael Bane

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

Michael runs The University of Manchester's Bike User Group; he has also received a Green Impact Award.

High end computing expert in optimising applications and training provision; project planning and management. Consultant giving strategic input for UoM plans on using IT/ICT to reduce Carbon footprint, reducing IT's footprint and showcasing positive environmental change. 

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Computer science, Information technology, Environment, Biodiversity, Mathematics, Cycling, Green travel, Transport, Crime and security

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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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Prof Krishna Persaud

Research interests in the area of olfaction from physiology to chemistry. Has been involved in the development of gas sensor arrays for sensing odours based on conducting polymers, that became commercialised by Aromascan plc, now Osmetech plc.

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Technology, Aerosols, Smell, Health, Polymers, Electric and electronics, Instrumentation, Biosensors, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer science, Sustainability, Teaching, Education, Aviation, Crime and security, Transport