Person

Dr Ruth Grady

Research and teaching interests:

Microbiology, microbiology practicals for dentists, medics and FLS students: identifying bacteria using laboratory tests, bacteria in biofilms and in the mouth, FLS final year projects in Education or science media projects ...

Keywords: 
Student engagement, Universities, Engagement, Interdisciplinary, Knowledge exchange, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Rodger Edwards

Research interests:

- Energy conservation

- Ventilation and Air Movement

- Condensation

- Building performance

- Zero emissions buildings

Academic Programme Development Officer for Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences. Good contact re: integration of sustainability into teaching and also practical built environment issues.

Keywords: 
Energy efficiency, Energy, Sustainability, Ventilation, Buildings, Water, Weather, Design, Standards, Green infrastructure, Emissions, Teaching, Education

Person

Dr Rob Young

Research interests:

- Sustainable development

- Environmental science

Keywords: 
Sustainability, Development, Economy, Environment, Biodiversity, Water, Resources, Management, Health, Teaching, Education

Person

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'.

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

Person

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

Person

Prof Richard Pattrick

Research interests: 

Pure and applied mineralogy, geochemistry and metallogenesis. This work has ranged from experimental investigations to field studies. The mineralogical investigations have focussed on the chalcogenides (esp. sulfides) and magnetic oxides, using experimental synthesis combined with spectroscopic analysis, including synchrotron XAS and diffractiontechniques.

Keywords: 
Geology, Minerals, Metals, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Richard Kirkham

Dr Kirkham has published widely in the fields of whole life costs, stochastic service life prediction and quantitative techniques in performance measurement, and is co-author of two texts on building/engineering cost modelling. He is scientific secretary of CIB-TG62 Complex Systems and the Built Environment, and co-managing editor of RICS Research Innovation in the Built Environment.

Keywords: 
Buildings, Cities, Environment, Cost, Cost engineering, Research methods, Assets, Costing, Finance, Evaluation, Impact, Sustainability, Teaching, Education, Building information modelling, Information technology

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Dr Richard Fay

Richard was named The University of Manchester Teacher of the Year 2013

Research interests:

- Intercultural communication / intercultural education (including cultural awarenesss development through world music studies)

- Intercultural aspects of language education (e.g. TESOL) and distance learning / elearning

- Appropriate methodology (of language education, language teacher education, and distance education)

Keywords: 
Citizenship, Development, Culture, Communication, Engagement, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

Person

Prof Matthew Cobb

My laboratory studies how the sense of smell works. To do this we use a rather unusual animal - a maggot. You and I have about 4 million smell cells in our noses. A maggot has just 21, and by using genetics we can make a maggot with just a single smell cell in its nose. By studying the behaviour of these animals, and the electrical activity of their smell cells, we can understand how smells are processed in the nose and in the brain. Not only does a maggot have a brain, the bits of its brain that process smells are wired up just like ours.

Keywords: 
Behaviour, Genetics, Smell, Health, Chemicals, Biology, History, Education, Biodiversity, Education for Sustainable Development

Person

Dr Martin Hess

My main research interest firmly lies in the analysis of global production networks (GPNs) and regional development. In particular, I am interested in the embeddedness and power configurations of GPNs and their implications for development outcomes. The latter has renewed my interest in development issues in the Global South which at present is one focus of my research.

Keywords: 
Production, Networks, Globalisation, Development, Economy, Political economy, Geography, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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