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Dr Philip Bell

Social and economic change and policy responses in rural areas, with a focus on housing, environmental designations and transport policy.

Keywords: 
Society, Economy, Rural studies, Environment, Agriculture, Housing, Cities, Conservation, Resilience, Transport, Policy, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Paul Kelemen

Research interests: The history of the British labour movement’s approach to the colonies  and how this impacted on metropolitan thinking and policies. I have carried out research on the British Labour party’s attitude towards the Middle East and in particular to the Palestinian conflict, to decolonization in Africa and, more recently,  to India, in the period leading up to its independence.

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Political economy, Agriculture, Development, Rural studies, Business, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Noel Russell

Noel’s specific research interests include the economics of agricultural policy, biodiversity and ecological services, sustainable intensification, sustainable farming, and environment and agricultural development.

Keywords: 
Agriculture, Economy, Rural studies, Biodiversity, Environment, Sustainability, Food, Development, Teaching, Education

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Dr Mirjam Roeder

Mirjam's research interests focuses on climate change impacts and adaptation and mitigation strategies for agriculture, food systems and biofuels, implications of land use change, as well as food security, trade and sustainability issues. 

Keywords: 
Agriculture, Society, Rural studies, Climate change, Mitigation, Food, Culture, Consumption, Globalisation, Economy, Geography, Development, Ecology, Environment, Buildings

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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 Jon Pittman

Jon Pittman is a Lecturer in the Cellular Systems Section of the Faculty of Life Sciences. He is also the Programme Director for the Plant Science and Cell Biology BSc degrees.

Keywords: 
Bioenergy, Energy, Renewable energy, Sustainability, Climate, Climate change, Water, Waste, Agriculture, Rural studies

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Dr Giles Johnson

Global climate change is resulting in changing weather patterns. For the UK, it is predicted that we will get warmer wetter winters and hotter drier summers. At the same time, there will be an increase in the frequency of extreme weather, including periods of droughts and heat waves, but also more storms and floods. This, combined with growing demand for food across the world, means that agriculture is facing unprecedented challenges. The crops used by farmers will have to change.

Keywords: 
Climate, Climate change, Carbon, Weather, Agriculture, Rural studies, Plants, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Ecology, Environment, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Prof David Hulme

Research interests: Political economy analysis (PEA), Rural development policy and planning, Poverty reduction strategies, Finance for the poor, Sociology of development, Role of community organisations and NGOs, Evaluation of technical assistance, Environmental management; public sector reform

Keywords: 
Rural studies, Development, Policy, Poverty, Political economy, Finance, Community, Society, Civil society, Engagement, Evaluation, Technical assistance, Environment, Management, Governance, Politics, Economy

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Dr Bruce Grieve

Dr Grieve is a chartered engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET). He has spent 20 years of his career in the field of on-line analysis, measurement and informatics R&D within pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

Keywords: 
Information technology, Innovation, Health, Biotechnology, Biology, Technology, Monitoring, Agriculture, Business, Rural studies, Filtration, Instrumentation, Communication, Engagement

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Dr Alison Browne

Alison has a number of active and interdisciplinary research projects on everyday practice and sustainable consumption; dirt, cleanliness and freshness; and the governance of water resources, drought, and climate change adaptation. In previous research projects she explored the governance of large scale resource development (e.g., agriculture, NRM, water infrastructure, mining) using 'environmentality', 'risk' and 'mega-project paradox' frameworks. 

Keywords: 
Water, Climate, Climate change, Resilience, Sustainability, Consumption, Social responsibility, Community, Resources, Development, Agriculture, Rural studies, Mining, Economy, Cities, Engagement, Psychology

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