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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 Ross Jones

Ross is the University Living Lab's Lead Researcher and part of the original ULL team along with James EvansAndrew Karvonen and Lucy Millard.

Keywords: 
Business engagement, Social responsibility, Business, Globalisation, Production, Networks, Governance, Regulation, Consumption, Political economy, Society, Community, Engagement, Behaviour, Psychology, External engagement, Living Lab, Knowledge exchange, Education for Sustainable Development

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Dr Richard Kingston

I am Undergraduate Director of Studies in Planning and Environmental Management. I have been a lecturer in GIS and Urban Planning since September 2003. I am also the Deputy Director CUPS.

Keywords: 
Communication, Geographical Information Systems, Geography, Planning, Information technology, Governance, Smart cities, Knowledge exchange, Cities, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Prasad Potluri

Prasad Potluri’s primary research focus is on ‘Textile Composites’ with applications in Aerospace, Automotive, Marine and Energy sectors.  He has an inter-disciplinary approach to research and combines aspects of Robotics, Textile Processing, Mechanics of flexible fibre assemblies and Experimental mechanics.  In 2000, he established Textile Composites Group in order to deliver world-class research.   

Keywords: 
Materials, Textiles, Interdisciplinary, Knowledge exchange, Universities

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Prof Paul Mativenga

My expertise and research is in Manufacturing Technologies (machining science, micro manufacturing, laser processing and sustainable manufacturing). I obtained a PhD and MSc in Manufacturing Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Technology respectively from The University of Liverpool, UK. I am excited about developing engineering science solutions to the major challenges of resource efficiency and industrial sustainability.

Keywords: 
Sustainability, Manufacturing, Social responsibility, Business engagement, Business, Knowledge exchange, Engagement, Teaching, Education

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Dr Paul Dewick

Paul Dewick is an economist and a Lecturer in Sustainable Technology Management in the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, a research centre in Manchester Business School. Since 1999 his research and teaching has explored sustainable innovation systems, with a particular focus on eco-innovation management in large firms.

Keywords: 
Management, Business, Innovation, Sustainability, Development, Economy, Business engagement, Knowledge exchange, Universities, Teaching, Education

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Ms Lucy Millard

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

Lucy is the University Living Lab Estates and Facilities contact, and part of the original ULL team along with James Evans, Andrew Karvonen and Ross Jones.

Keywords: 
Environment, Sustainability, Climate, External engagement, Engagement, Universities, Estates, Buildings, Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Living Lab, Knowledge exchange

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Dr Mark Jayne

My research interests focus on urban social and cultural geography. In particular I am concerned with theorizing the intersections of consumption, production, regulation, governance and policy. I have also written on issues such as identity, lifestyle and forms of sociability, affect, emotions and embodiment.

The central theoretical concern of my work is to re-think ‘the city’; to interrogate political and economic practices and processes through social and cultural analysis; and to understand geographies of alcohol, drinking and drunkenness.

Keywords: 
Interdisciplinary, Knowledge exchange, Engagement, Consumption, Society, Economy, Production, Regulation, Governance, Policy, Youth culture, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Martin Henery

Martin joined Manchester Enterprise Centre as an Enterprise Fellow in 2002 before taking up the post of Enterprise Academic in 2004.

He worked for a number of years as a research assistant at UMIST developing a range of technologies. One of these became a new company where Martin developed medical instrumentation for the US market.

His interests are technology and knowledge transfer, and creating new opportunities and ventures. Martin's skills are product development, creativity and problem-solving.

Keywords: 
Innovation, Business, Economy, Management, Policy, Technology, Knowledge exchange, Engagement, Production, Development, Arts, Applied research, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Mr Michael Billington

Credited by Peter R Green for helping to facilitate the establishment of Peter's Living Lab at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Estate Teams operate within each Faculty. These teams provide liaison and communication, on behalf of the Faculties with various service providers.

The Teams monitor the responses to requests for work and projects as well as identifying operational service requirements, setting targets and monitoring the general performance of the Estates Directorate and other service providers on behalf of the Faculties.

Keywords: 
Universities, Estates, Buildings, Technology, Technical assistance, Engagement, Living Lab, Knowledge exchange

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