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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 Khalid Nadvi

My research interests are in the area of globalisation, international trade and industrial development. I am especially interested in issues relating to global regulations, global standards and local outcomes for firms, workers and communities. Within this agenda my current research focuses on the emerging economies, or Rising Powers, of China, India and Brazil and the impacts that they are having on the rest of the developing world. I also have a long-standing interest on the political economy of Pakistan

Keywords: 
Employment, Standards, Governance, Society, Globalisation, Economy, Geography, Innovation, Business, Civil society, Community, Poverty, Political economy, Employability, Production

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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 Joe Ravetz

Joe Ravetz is a leading thinker on sustainable futures for urban and regional development, and the methods and tools which are needed to help make the transition. His landmark study ‘City-Region 2020 – integrated planning for a sustainable environment’ provides new insights and new pathways, drawing on a major case study of the long-term future of a large conurbation.

Keywords: 
Sustainability, Resilience, Cities, Geography, Economy, Planning, Environment, Climate, Energy efficiency, Resources, Consumption, Society, Climate change, Carbon, Environmental policy, Engagement, Housing, Transport, Energy, Waste

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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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Dr Jenni Viitanen

Jenni's current research portfolio includes future cities/ urban technologies, energy and housing.

She is an expert advisor to the FP7 project IREEN (ICT Roadmap for Energy Efficienct Neighbourhoods), and a researcher on a number of projects including SMARTiP (Smart Metropolitan Areas Through Innovation and People); Housing in Multiple Occupancy: Energy Issues and Policy (HOME); and Community Approaches to Housing Retrofit in Greater Manchester.

Keywords: 
Smart cities, Knowledge exchange, Cities, Citizenship, Engagement, Economy, Development, Inequality, Society, Political economy, Housing, Climate, Climate change, Carbon, Politics, Governance, Policy, Community

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Dr James Evans

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

University Living Lab Co-Principle Investigator with Andrew Karvonen.

Keywords: 
Cities, Planning, Buildings, Environment, Education, Living Lab, Knowledge exchange, Engagement, Geography, Sustainability, Society, Teaching

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Prof Ian Cotton

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

Keywords: 
Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Wind energy, Renewable energy, Energy, Energy supply, Energy networks, Power system, Interdisciplinary, Knowledge exchange, Impact, Society, Applied research

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Mr Doron Cohen

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

Keywords: 
Behaviour, Consumption, Engagement, Psychology, Society, Economy, Sustainability, Social responsibility, Political economy

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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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