School of Earth and Environment

Angela Craddy Angela Craddy

Postgraduate Researcher and Research Assistant

Email address: A.N.Craddy@leeds.ac.uk

PA details: Sally Russell

Affiliation: Sustainability Research Institute

Biography

Angela is a sustainable development practioner with experience over the last decade in sustainable design, sustainable policy development and more latterly environmental economics projects. She really enjoys working with a diverse range of people to develop sustainable development solutions. Through her time working in the Middle East and Africa she has developed a wide appreciation of cultural appreciation required when contextualising sustainable development. This is particaularly important when in search of practical solutions to development challenges. Nowhere was this more apparent and exciting than working at Masdar as sustainable design manager for infrastructure, an ecocity in Middle East.

Throughout her time as a practioner she has worked within the management and consulting arm of international engineering organisations and has seen first hand the epistemological and systemic challenges facing sustainable development in industry. It is here that the importance of incorporating true environmental value into decision making became paramount. After working as an environmental economist for a few years, she was keen to reconnect with her research routes and returned to academia in 2016 to build and explore on her experiences learned as a practioner in pursuit of sustainable development.

Qualifications

Chartered Environmentalist

BREEAM AP (sustainable design for offices, prisons, schools, ecohomes and bespoke)

CEEQUAL assessor (sustainable design for infrastructure)

Estidama assesor (Sustainable design for domestic property in UAE)

Environmental Consultancy (MA)

Environmental Science (BSc Hons)

Memberships/Fellowships

Full member of Institute of Environmental Science

Student member of the Academy of Management

Research Interests

Angela is interested in the role of reason and affect in decision making within organisations specifically in relation to environmental issues.

This broad research interest currently has two topics for focus:

1) Climate change: As a research assistant she is supporting Dr Sally Russell explore the emotional attributions of climate change within organisations. Through this Marie Curie research grant they are exploring the emotional attributions of participants using the Lazarus (1991) Conitive Motivational Relational theory both through self-report and physiological data.

2) Natural capital and ecosystem services: As a doctoral student she is interested in the relationship between reason and affect with the level of managerial engagement in the principles of natural capital and ecosystem services within organisations.

Teaching Interests

Angela works part-time as a teaching assistant on the MSC Sustainability and Consultancy programme, supporting students to develop their consultancy skills ready for the workplace.

Guest lectures on Sustainable Design Tool and Ecosystem Services principles for the SOEE5020 module.

Project details

Project title

The role of reason and affect in managering decision making within organisations in relation to natural capital and ecosystem services.

Supervisors

Dr Sally Russell and Dr Julia Martin-Ortega

Funding

White Rose ESRC

Start date

1 October 2016

Project outline

Exploring the relationship between reason and affect in managerial decision making in relation to natural capital and ecosystem services.