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Dr Melanie Lombard

With a background in planning and urban development research and previous experience in UK social housing, my interests involve connecting the built environment to social processes through exploring the everyday activities that construct cities, often neglected by formal theories and practices of planning and urbanism.

Keywords: 
Planning, Policy, Impact, Cities, Inequality, Community, Economy, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Jenni Viitanen

Jenni's current research portfolio includes future cities/ urban technologies, energy and housing.

She is an expert advisor to the FP7 project IREEN (ICT Roadmap for Energy Efficienct Neighbourhoods), and a researcher on a number of projects including SMARTiP (Smart Metropolitan Areas Through Innovation and People); Housing in Multiple Occupancy: Energy Issues and Policy (HOME); and Community Approaches to Housing Retrofit in Greater Manchester.

Keywords: 
Smart cities, Knowledge exchange, Cities, Citizenship, Engagement, Economy, Development, Inequality, Society, Political economy, Housing, Climate, Climate change, Carbon, Politics, Governance, Policy, Community

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Dr Jennifer O'Brien

My interdisciplinary research is concerned with questions of health and disease, and healthcare access and delivery within marginalised communities in both the developing and developed world. I have a particular interest in maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, older peoples health, therapeutic landscapes and social constructions of health and lifestyle in the broadest sense. 

Keywords: 
Health, Care, Community, Inequality, Engagement, Development, Society, Political economy, Sustainability, Climate, Climate change, Applied research, Research methods, Education, Water, Resources, Management, Teaching

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Prof David Hall

My research and publications focus upon education policy with a particular emphasis upon professional identities, educational disadvantage and leadership. This research has been funded by agencies including the Economic and Social Research Council, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Department for Children Schools and Families, the Training and Development Agency for Schools and the Department for International Development.

Keywords: 
Education, Policy, Inequality, Society, Leadership, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Management, Organisational learning, Sustainability, Teaching

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Dr Andrew Miles

Keywords: 
Society, Inequality, Economy, History, Culture, Events, Engagement, Buildings, Heritage, Behaviour, Transport, Knowledge exchange