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Dr Martin Hess

My main research interest firmly lies in the analysis of global production networks (GPNs) and regional development. In particular, I am interested in the embeddedness and power configurations of GPNs and their implications for development outcomes. The latter has renewed my interest in development issues in the Global South which at present is one focus of my research.

Keywords: 
Production, Networks, Globalisation, Development, Economy, Political economy, Geography, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Laura O’Keeffe

Keywords: 
Food, Water, Energy, Interdisciplinary, Knowledge exchange, Universities, Engagement, Workplace engagement, Networks

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Prof Jovica Milanovic

Jovica's research and consultancy work is equally split between the areas of Power System Dynamics and Power Quality with a common, underlying stream of probabilistic / stochastic modelling of uncertainties of events and system parameters. 

Keywords: 
External engagement, Engagement, Business engagement, Business, Engineering, Consultancy, Power engineering, Energy, Energy networks, Power system, Electric and electronics, Smart grids, Systems analysis, Networks, Management, Society

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Dr Joseph Mutale

Dr Mutale obtained the BEng degree in Electrical Machines and Power Systems from the University of Zambia. His MSc in Electric Power Transmission and Distribution and PhD in Power System Economics, were obtained from the University of Manchester in 1987 and 2000 respectively. Prior to joining the University of Manchester in 2002 Dr Mutale spent over 15 years in the electric utility industry. His industrial experience includes a wide range of technical posts at ZESCO, the Zambian National Utility, including Director of Engineering Development and Transmission Manager.

Keywords: 
Solar energy, Renewable energy, Technology, Sustainability, Energy networks, Networks, Electric and electronics, Energy, Power system, Energy supply, Business, Technical assistance, Engagement, Rural studies

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Dr John Moriarty

The current focus of our group is the application of probability theory at the interface between mathematical finance and power systems engineering. From 2013 to 2017 I have an EPSRC Early Career Research Fellowship titled Optimal prediction in local electricity markets focusing on the pricing and hedging of risk in electricity demand, for better balancing of future power systems.

Keywords: 
Mathematics, Applied research, Energy planning, Risk, Power system, Electric and electronics, Energy supply, Economy, Sustainability, Energy networks, Networks

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Dr Gale Raj-Reichert

My research interests are on the governance of global production networks. More specifically, I have researched on how governance over health and safety in the computer global production network are implemented in Penang, Malaysia. I focus on private governance systems such as standards and codes of conduct implemented by firms and how government agencies (and government regulation) and civil society actors shape, contest and influence governance outcomes in global production networks.

Keywords: 
Governance, Production, Networks, Business, Standards, Regulation, Globalisation, Economy, Geography, Development, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr David Evans

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

Keywords: 
Consumption, Society, Economy, Energy supply, Food, Lighting, Energy, Households, Sustainability, Waste management, Waste, Innovation, Business, Mobility, Engagement, Environment, Policy, Governance, Networks, Research methods, Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement

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Dr Andrew Karvonen

University Living Lab Co-Principle Investigator with James Evans

I am a Lecturer in Architecture and Urbanism in the School of Environment, Education and Development at the University of Manchester.

My research bridges the design disciplines and the social sciences with a particular focus on urban sustainability. I also have a decade of experience as an environmental and sustainability consultant and am a licensed engineer in the State of Washington.

Keywords: 
Cities, Ecology, Politics, Sustainability, Development, Infrastructure, Planning, Technology, Technical assistance, Engagement, Design, Networks, Society, Research methods, History, Geography, Living Lab, Knowledge exchange

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Prof Alan Warde

I am Professor of Sociology. My previous position was Professor of Sociology at Lancaster University. I am a past Chair of the Executive Committee of the British Sociological Association and was a member of the ESRC Research Grants Board 2007-10. I am a member of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 sub-panel for Sociology.

During academic years 2010-12 I hold the Jane and Aatos Erkko Visiting Research Professorship for Studies in Contemporary Society, at the University of Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Finland.

Keywords: 
Consumption, Society, Economy, Food, Networks, Engagement, Culture, Sustainability, Education, Teaching

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