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Prof David Hall

My research and publications focus upon education policy with a particular emphasis upon professional identities, educational disadvantage and leadership. This research has been funded by agencies including the Economic and Social Research Council, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Department for Children Schools and Families, the Training and Development Agency for Schools and the Department for International Development.

Keywords: 
Education, Policy, Inequality, Society, Leadership, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Management, Organisational learning, Sustainability, Teaching

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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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Prof Dale Southerton

My broad interests concern theories and processes of social change and its implications for the ordering of daily life. This leads to more specialised interests in: Consumption and everyday life, Theories of practice, Climate change and sustainability, Time and the temporal ordering of daily life, Social relations and differentiation, Socio-technical systems and innovation processes, and Comparative analysis (over time and space).

Keywords: 
Sustainability, Consumption, Social responsibility, Culture, Political economy, Economy, Politics, Interdisciplinary, Knowledge exchange, Universities, Society, Engagement, Innovation

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Dr Admos Chimhowu

My research has thus far focused on understanding processes agrarian change and social transformations in the Less Developed Countries. In my work I have sought to generate policy relevant knowledge on how changing agrarian structures transform and influence the way rural communities relate to natural resources (particularly land) and, how this relationship in turn shapes the way they make a living.

Keywords: 
Political economy, Agriculture, Development, Community, Rural studies, Economy, Geography, Cities, Consumption, Poverty, Society

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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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Dr Aleksandra Kazmierczak

Aleksandra gained an MSc in Geography from the University of Warsaw, Poland in 2003 and then an MSc in Environmental Resources from the University of Salford in 2005. Her PhD focused on the associations between urban green spaces and social cohesion in Greater Manchester.

Aleksandra is a Research Fellow in the themes of Cities and Climate Change and Green Infrastructure. She represents the University of Manchester in the European Topic Centre on Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation.

Keywords: 
Climate change, Resilience, Cities, Planning, Environment, Governance, Society, Community, Engagement, Sustainability, Politics, Regeneration, Buildings

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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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Dr Andrew Miles

Keywords: 
Society, Inequality, Economy, History, Culture, Events, Engagement, Buildings, Heritage, Behaviour, Transport, Knowledge exchange

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Society and Environment Research Group

The Society and Environment Research Group (SERG) comprises researchers from the School of Environment and Development and the School of Social Sciences at Manchester University . The SERG is one of the largest groupings of environmental social scientists in the UK and internationally. It contains internationally distinguished researchers and early career scholars who are fast gaining recognition for their work. Group members share a common interest in the causes and consequences of environmental change.

Keywords: 
Society, Environment, Sustainability, Interdisciplinary

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Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change

Sustainability is cultural too

How can we move towards sustainability?

Public and policy discussions are overwhelmingly dominated by economic arguments and the pursuit of technical solutions. But CRESC researchers argue that these foci are too limited. Sustainability is as much about ‘culture’ as it is about technologies or economics. But how to think about this?

Keywords: 
Sustainability, Culture, Society, Civil society

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