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Prof Stephanie Barrientos

Stephanie has researched and published widely on gender, global production, employment, decent work, trade and labour standards, corporate social responsibility, fair trade, and ethical trade.

Keywords: 
Political economy, Politics, Economy, Employment, Standards, Governance, Globalisation, Production, Gender, Business engagement, Social responsibility, Business, Consumption, Plants, Trees, Sustainability, Impact, Evaluation

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Dr Richie Nimmo

My research is interdisciplinary in nature and pursues questions emerging from the ambiguous status of nonhumans in modern knowledge-practices. In social thought nonhumans are often a kind of absent presence, rendered marginal as a 'context' of human agency, whilst simultaneously performing the invisible work of shaping foundational notions of the human. The marginalisation of nonhuman animals in particular points towards a fundamental ontological asymmetry involved in social scientific conceptions of 'the social'.

Keywords: 
Politics, Policy, Networks, Society, Research methods, Crime and security, Environment, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Mr Peter Fell

Peter has been employed by the University of Manchester as Director of Regional and Economic Development since 2000. He has responsibility for managing the university's complex civic and regional strategic relationships. He has a comprehensive understanding of the region's political and business environment, having worked at senior level for a number of public bodies including the North West Regional Assembly, Stockport Council and Merseyside Training and Enterprise Council (TEC).

Keywords: 
Business engagement, Business, Engagement, External engagement, Politics, Governance, Community, Workplace engagement, Networks

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Prof Noel Castree

My principal research interest is the political economy of environmental change.

Drawing upon Marxist theory, I've made some very modest contributions to ongoing debates about the ecolological implications of the capitalist way of life. More broadly, I've sought to shape thinking about society-environment relations through my coedited books Remaking Reality (1998) and Social Nature (2001). They tried take seriously the 'materiality' of the biophysical world, while conceding the power of 'social constructionist' perspectives on nature and environment.

Keywords: 
Environment, Political economy, Politics, Economy, Society, Engagement, Production, Knowledge exchange, Education, Universities, Sustainability, Teaching

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Dr Nick Turnbull

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

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Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Governance, Regulation, Politics, Policy

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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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Dr Mark Baker

Mark has well-developed research interests in regional and strategic planning; central-local relations and the plan-making process; and development plan and development control procedures. His recent research activities include work on stakeholder involvement in the RPG process (sponsored by ODPM / TCPA), the use of environmental and sustainability appraisal within development plans (sponsored by ESRC) and the future of sub-regional planning in England (for CPRE).

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Politics, Governance, Policy, Planning, Engagement, Development, Environment, Evaluation, Sustainability

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Dr Maria Balshaw

Maria Balshaw has been Director of the Whitworth Art Gallery since June 2006. She has coordinated a challenging programme of historic, modern and contemporary exhibitions that capitalise on the Whitworth’s university location as well as having a strong international profile. She has led a successful campaign to expand the gallery and reconnect it to the surrounding park as well as modernise and revitalise the whole gallery.

Keywords: 
Heritage, Culture, Buildings, Arts, External engagement, Engagement, Politics, Governance, Community, Cities, Gender

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Prof Kevin Ward

My research is motivated by a desire to explain and remove urban cultural, economic and social injustices, and centres around the following concerns:

- Urban policy and politics

- Neo-liberal urbanism

- Policy mobilties and mutations

- Comparative urbanism

- Financial models and infrastructure

- Multi-site methodologies

- Geographies of work and employment

Keywords: 
Cities, Policy, Politics, Political economy, Geography, Finance, Infrastructure, Information technology, Research methods, Fieldwork, Employment, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Karen Buckley

My research interests lie in critical international political economy with a focus on global contestation and resistance movements, global civil society, global governance, poverty and inequality, globalizations, peacebuilding and climate change.

Keywords: 
Environment, Resilience, Sustainability, Climate, Climate change, Development, Citizenship, Civil society, Policy, Engagement, Politics, Universities, Teaching, Education

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