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Dr Alastair Martin

Alastair teaches subjects relating to the environment and sustainable technology to both undergraduate and postgraduate students including water and waste water treatment technology and waste management and valorisation. 

His research covers a range of subjects within process engineering relevant to the management of environmental impact including non-Newtonian rheology of suspensions, modelling of bio-reactors and reactor networks.

Keywords: 
Environment, Sustainability, Technology, Instrumentation, Water, Waste management, Teaching, Education

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Dr Aleksandra Kazmierczak

Aleksandra gained an MSc in Geography from the University of Warsaw, Poland in 2003 and then an MSc in Environmental Resources from the University of Salford in 2005. Her PhD focused on the associations between urban green spaces and social cohesion in Greater Manchester.

Aleksandra is a Research Fellow in the themes of Cities and Climate Change and Green Infrastructure. She represents the University of Manchester in the European Topic Centre on Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation.

Keywords: 
Climate change, Resilience, Cities, Planning, Environment, Governance, Society, Community, Engagement, Sustainability, Politics, Regeneration, Buildings

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Dr Amanda Bamford

Amanda completed a BSc (Hons.) Applied Biology at Bath University and then went to University of Lancaster for her PhD studies. Her PhD at the University of Lancaster, in association with Letcombe Laboratory, Oxford, was funded by N.E.R.C. and titled: Fluxes of carbon and nitrogen in barley exposed to atmospheric nitrogen dioxide.

Keywords: 
Pollution, Climate, Cities, Climate change, Emissions, External engagement, Community, Engagement, Children, Education, Environment, Biology, Plants, Management, Sustainability, Teaching

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Dr Andrew Speak

Green roofs and air pollution.

Urban vegetation is increasingly being recognised as an adaptation method for cities prone to the predicted effects of climate change such as increased temperatures, increased air pollution and a higher incidence of high precipitation events. Space is at a premium in cities, however, so an ideal place to implement urban greening programmes is on rooftops, which can constitute up to 35% of the urban area.

Keywords: 
Green roofs, Buildings, Environment, Climate change, Impact, Resilience, Climate, Cities, Planning, Biodiversity, Trees, Pollution

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Dr Angela Connelly

After training as a political scientist, Angela Connelly completed her PhD within the Manchester Architecture Research Centre, which was funded under the AHRC/ESRC 'Religion and Society' Programme. In collaboration with the Methodist Church Property Office and supervised by Professor Michael Hebbert and Dr. Andrew Crompton considered the architectural and social history of Methodism's Central Halls as a hybrid building type of public and sacred space.

Keywords: 
Sustainability, Green infrastructure, Cities, Buildings, Environment, Regeneration, Climate, Climate change, Carbon, Heritage, Conservation, Resilience, Teaching, Education

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Dr Anna Gilchrist

Anna Gilchrist originally studied Environmental Management at The University of Manchester, and now lectures in the subject. Working and studying Planning and Environmental Management in Manchester provides fantastic opportunities for real experience on and off campus.

Keywords: 
Environment, Planning, Governance, Climate, Climate change, Resilience, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Ms Becky Burns

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

From Unilife Magazine, 2/12/13:

Our Environmental Sustainability: Becky Burns 

Keywords: 
Environment, Trees, Biodiversity, Engagement, Cities, Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Plants, Biology

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Prof Andrew McMeekin

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

Keywords: 
Innovation, Business, Economy, Bioenergy, Renewable energy, Environment, Sustainability, Climate, Production, Knowledge exchange Genetics, Biology, Biotechnology, Technology, Information technology, Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Teaching, Education, Behaviour, Psychology

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Society and Environment Research Group

The Society and Environment Research Group (SERG) comprises researchers from the School of Environment and Development and the School of Social Sciences at Manchester University . The SERG is one of the largest groupings of environmental social scientists in the UK and internationally. It contains internationally distinguished researchers and early career scholars who are fast gaining recognition for their work. Group members share a common interest in the causes and consequences of environmental change.

Keywords: 
Society, Environment, Sustainability, Interdisciplinary

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Upland Environments Research Unit

The Upland Environments Research unit is a group of five staff and ten research students working in the School of Geography at the University of Manchester. The groups research interests span Geomorphology, Hydrology, Palaeoecology, and Remote Sensing with a thematic focus on Upland Environments. The group has experience of working in North America, South East Asia, and Europe. A particular focus of current work are the threatened and globally distinctive uplands of the southern Pennines where the group maintains a continually monitored research catchment.

Keywords: 
Water, Geography, Environment, Soil

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