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Prof Erik Swyngedouw

Over the past two decades, I have published several books and over a hundred research papers in leading journals in the broader fields of political economy, political ecology, and urban theory and culture. My aim is to bring politically explicit yet theoretically and empirically grounded research that contributes to the practice of constructing a more genuinely humanising geography.

Keywords: 
Political economy, Politics, Economy, Water, Resources, Management, Ecology, Environment, Cities, Development, Planning, Governance, Regulation, Sustainability, 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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Prof Cecilia Wong

Research interests: 

- Quantitative Indicators, Policy Monitoring and Evaluation: housing, deprivation, local economic development, urban regeneration, spatial planning, and regional development

- Indicators and Governance: evidence-based policy making

- Policy Analysis and Application: socio-economic change, neighbourhood change, UK-national spatial planning framework, and housing needs and demand.

- Spatial Planning in China

Keywords: 
Policy, Evaluation, Monitoring, Development, Economy, Cities, Regeneration, Buildings, Governance, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Prof Colin Kirkpatrick

Research interests: Development economics and policy, Infrastructure and public utility policy, Privatisation and regulation policy, including regulatory impact assssment, Environmental and sustainable development policy, Impact assessment and sustainable development

Keywords: 
Development, Economy, Policy, Infrastructure, Buildings, Regulation, Impact, Governance, Environment, Sustainability

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Prof Dale Southerton

My broad interests concern theories and processes of social change and its implications for the ordering of daily life. This leads to more specialised interests in: Consumption and everyday life, Theories of practice, Climate change and sustainability, Time and the temporal ordering of daily life, Social relations and differentiation, Socio-technical systems and innovation processes, and Comparative analysis (over time and space).

Keywords: 
Sustainability, Consumption, Social responsibility, Culture, Political economy, Economy, Politics, Interdisciplinary, Knowledge exchange, Universities, Society, Engagement, Innovation

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Dr Dan Calverley

Research interests: Investigating the GHG emissions reduction potential of behaviour change in the UK personal transport sector, when combined with technological measures and price instruments.

Sits on the University's Car Parking task force

Keywords: 
Emissions, Planning, Carbon, Car parking, Cities, Transport, Management, Behaviour, Engagement, Psychology, Business, Economy, Instrumentation

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Prof Daniel Rigby

I have broad research interests but mainly focus on the relationships between economy, agriculture and the environment. 
A great deal of my recent work has involved choice and choice experiments. This has led to growing interest in psychology, economics and choice and also choice and plagiarism within Higher Education.

Keywords: 
Environment, Economy, Behaviour, Research methods, Psychology, Interdisciplinary, Knowledge exchange, Engagement, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Prof David Hulme

Research interests: Political economy analysis (PEA), Rural development policy and planning, Poverty reduction strategies, Finance for the poor, Sociology of development, Role of community organisations and NGOs, Evaluation of technical assistance, Environmental management; public sector reform

Keywords: 
Rural studies, Development, Policy, Poverty, Political economy, Finance, Community, Society, Civil society, Engagement, Evaluation, Technical assistance, Environment, Management, Governance, Politics, Economy

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Dr David Evans

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

Keywords: 
Consumption, Society, Economy, Energy supply, Food, Lighting, Energy, Households, Sustainability, Waste management, Waste, Innovation, Business, Mobility, Engagement, Environment, Policy, Governance, Networks, Research methods, Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement

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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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