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Dr William Crowther

Research interests:

- Design, control and flight test of of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs), including fixed, rotary and flap

- Development of novel vision and acoustic based sensing systems for indoor navigation

- Flow control, including development of fluidic manoeuvre effectors for flapless aircraft, flow separ

- Flapping flight. Development of flapping wing propulsion systems for sub 1g insect like flight vehicles

- Fluidic micropumping solutions for industrial applications

Keywords: 
Aerospace, Aerodynamics, Flow control, Water, Transport, Interdisciplinary, Applied research, Research methods, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Wendy Olsen

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

Keywords: 
Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Society, Statistics, Mathematics, Research methods, Education, Economy, Employment, Political economy, Social responsibility

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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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Dr Richard Kirkham

Dr Kirkham has published widely in the fields of whole life costs, stochastic service life prediction and quantitative techniques in performance measurement, and is co-author of two texts on building/engineering cost modelling. He is scientific secretary of CIB-TG62 Complex Systems and the Built Environment, and co-managing editor of RICS Research Innovation in the Built Environment.

Keywords: 
Buildings, Cities, Environment, Cost, Cost engineering, Research methods, Assets, Costing, Finance, Evaluation, Impact, Sustainability, Teaching, Education, Building information modelling, Information technology

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Dr Peter Quayle

Varied lines of research have been investigated whilst at Manchester including the use of transition metal carbene complexes and organostannanes in synthesis, the synthesis of hydrophilic polymers, and the development of "clean oxidation" processes using hydrogen peroxide. Recent interests include the development of more efficient catalysts for atom transfer reactions and their use in natural product synthesis.

Keywords: 
Materials, Metals, Chemistry, Research methods, Polymers, Biology, Environment, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Michael Scott

A central theme in my research is Philosophy of Religion, in particular religious language. I am author of Reading Philosohy of Religion with Graham Oppy (Monash) for Wiley-Blackwell (2010) and I recently published Religious Language with Palgrave Macmillan (2013) .

Keywords: 
Psychology, Behaviour, Research methods, Engagement

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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 Katherine Harrison

Keywords: 
Applied research, Fieldwork, Research methods, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Joanne Tippett

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

Dr. Joanne Tippett is a Lecturer in the Discipline of Planning and Landscape, School of Environment and Development at the University of Manchester. Her research is based in the Centre for Urban and Regional Ecology.

Keywords: 
Sustainability, Climate, Climate change, Water, Environment, Biodiversity, Agriculture, Ecology, Community, Engagement, Applied research, Research methods, Innovation

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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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