Research

Bioenergy value chains

Most energy system studies of the UK indicate a strong role for bioenergy in the coming decades, especially if the UK is to meet its climate change mitigation ambitions. However, there is a need to understand how bioenergy systems can be implemented without negative sustainability-related impacts.

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Ms Claire Hoolohan

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Claire Hoolohan is a researcher in the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, based at The University of Manchester. Her research interests include how social practices around food and water are collectively organised and the role of individuals, businesses, policy makers and others in building a more sustainable future.

Keywords: 
Food, sustainable consumption, Water, Business

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Dr Joanne Swaffield

Joanne Swaffield joined the Sustainable Consumption Institute as a Research Associate in November 2013. Her current research focuses on the construction of ‘appropriate’ sustainable behaviour and the role of reuse networks in modern neoliberal society. Jo is also involved in the ESRC funded project, ‘Households, Retailers and Food Waste Transitions’.

Jo’s research interests include, the discursive construction of (un)sustainable behaviour, the ‘neoliberalisation’ of environmental governance and the role of environmental ‘change agents’ in neoliberal society.  

Keywords: 
Food, Waste, Media, Recycling, sustainable food consumption

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Dr Dan Welch

Dan’s research interests include: cultural economy and cultural intermediation; social ontology and theories of practice; sustainability communications and commercial communications more widely; and sustainable consumption as discourse and practice. He is interested in exploring neglected theoretical resources within theories of practice for the study of sustainable consumption, as well as developing links between practice theory and complementary approaches such as socio-technical transitions and economic sociology.

Keywords: 
Consumption, Food, sustainable food consumption, Waste, Media, Communications

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Dr Grant Campbell

“Grain is the only resource in the world that is even more central to modern civilisation than oil.” Dan Morgan (1979) 

“No man qualifies as a statesman who is entirely ignorant of the problems of wheat.” Socrates

Grant Campbell is a member of the Satake Centre for Grain Process Engineering and the Centre for Process Integration, in the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science.  Working across these two centres, he undertakes research on food and non-food aspects of cereals. 

Keywords: 
Food, Food supply, food and eating, Education for Sustainable Development

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Food@Manchester

From field to fork, its production, distribution and consumption impacts the daily lives of people all over the world.

As populations continue to grow and our climate continues to change, food and delivering food security become issues increasingly worthy of deeper investigation.

Keywords: 
Food, food and eating, Food supply, sustainable food consumption

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Prof Sabine Flitsch

Research interests:

Glycosciences, Biocatalysis, Monooxygenases, Protein-Ligand Interactions

Keywords: 
Biocatalysis, Chemicals, Chemistry, Biology, Health, Food

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Dr Patrick Gallois

There are many situations in a plant’s life when self-destruction of some cells is required. This may happen to create empty spaces inside tissues or when energy needs recycling for new growth or when a scorched earth policy is required to stop the progression of a pathogen. These situations occur during e.g. the germination of seeds, the differentiation of vascular elements, the reproduction and the senescence of plants and under pathogen attack. In all cases, a precise and spatially confined activation of cell death is required and can only been achieved by a complex genetic control.

Keywords: 
Bioenergy, Energy, Renewable energy, Biotechnology, Sustainability, Environment, Plants, Food, Resilience, Agriculture, Teaching, Education

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Dr Noel Russell

Noel’s specific research interests include the economics of agricultural policy, biodiversity and ecological services, sustainable intensification, sustainable farming, and environment and agricultural development.

Keywords: 
Agriculture, Economy, Rural studies, Biodiversity, Environment, Sustainability, Food, Development, Teaching, Education

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Dr Niamh Moore

My background is in interdisciplinary feminist studies. I have worked at the universities of Sussex, Plymouth, Keele and UEA before coming to CRESC in 2005. My research contributes to a growing body of work on sustainability in CRESC.

Keywords: 
Interdisciplinary, Knowledge exchange, Universities, Sustainability, Climate, Climate change, Politics, Gender, Green travel, Transport, Food

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