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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.

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Political economy, Politics, Economy, Water, Resources, Management, Ecology, Environment, Cities, Development, Planning, Governance, Regulation, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr James Rothwell

I am interested in the stores, behaviour, fate and transport of pollutants in the environment. Much of my work addresses the hydrological and biogeochemical processes that affect trace metal and nutrient cycling. I work in a range of systems including peat bogs, forests and urban environments. My research involves, catchment scale process work, laboratory and field experiments, analysis of spatial and temporal monitoring data, and GIS/statistical modelling.

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Environment, Pollution, Waste, Water, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Metals, Ecology, Peat, Trees, Biodiversity, Cities, Planning, Buildings, Geography, Geographical Information Systems, Information technology, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr James Evans

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

University Living Lab Co-Principle Investigator with Andrew Karvonen.

Keywords: 
Cities, Planning, Buildings, Environment, Education, Living Lab, Knowledge exchange, Engagement, Geography, Sustainability, Society, Teaching

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Dr Emma Gardner

I'm head of environmental sustainability, and my role is to lead on the development and implementation of the university’s environmental sustainability plan.

The university has four faculties, 20 academic schools, several major research institutes, professional support services and cultural assets. There are over 10,000 members of staff and we have one of the largest student communities in the UK - there are over 39,000 registered at the university, according to 2012 figures. So reducing the impact of the university is no mean feat!

Keywords: 
Universities, Estates, Buildings, Sustainability, Climate, Climate change, Environment

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Prof Ferda Mavituna

Keywords: 
Environment, Health, Management, Sustainability, Development, Globalisation, Biotechnology, Biology, Technology, Teaching, Education

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Mr Gary Lynch-Wood

Gary Lynch-Wood is a Senior Lecturer in Law. He is the LLB Programme Director, the Course Director for Legal Methods and Systems (a compulsory unit taught to all first-year undergraduates), and a core member of the China-EU School of Law (CESL). His specialist area relates to the corporate and commercial aspects of law, corporate social responsibility and governance. 

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Environment, Policy, Standards, Business, Governance, Economy, Business engagement, Social responsibility

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Prof Geoff Levermore

Research interests: Weather data: for design of buildings, plant and natural ventilation, climate change; Control and modelling: intelligent buildings, low-energy buildings, natural and mixed mode air conditioning; Occupant feedback: related to the interior environment with Overall Liking Score and fingerprint; Lighting perception: related to coloured light sources and daylight in buildings.

Keywords: 
Buildings, Cities, Environment, Weather, Evaluation, Climate, Design, Climate change, Carbon, Ventilation, Technology, Energy efficiency, Green infrastructure, Lighting

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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.

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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.

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Climate, Climate change, Carbon, Weather, Agriculture, Rural studies, Plants, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Ecology, Environment, 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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