School of Earth and Environment

Angela Craddy Angela Craddy

Postgraduate Researcher and Research Assistant

Email address: A.N.Craddy@leeds.ac.uk
Room: 9.123
PA details: Sally Russell

Affiliation: Sustainability Research Institute

Biography

Angela is a sustainable development practioner and early career researcher with experience over the last decade in sustainable design, sustainable policy development and more latterly environmental and ecological economics. 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 strong appreciation for the importance of contextualising sustainable development. A good illustration of this being her role as infrastructure sustainable design manager at Masdar, an ecocity in Middle East.

During her time as a practioner she 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 practice. It is here that the importance of incorporating true environmental value into decision making first became evident. 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 further explore this exciting area of work.

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 understanding the relationship between the organisation and the natural environment, pursuing research that may lead to the development of sustainable organisations.

Her broad research interest currently focuses on two research areas:

1) Ecosystem services and natural capital: As a doctoral student she is interested in the relationship between the corporate sustainability agenda of an organisation and their use of ecosystem services.

2) Climate change: As a part of a previous research role under the direction of Dr Sally Russell she conducted some research exploring the emotional attributions of climate change in organisations. Funded by a Marie Curie research grant they explored the emotional attributions of participants using the Lazarus (1991) Conitive Motivational Relational theory both through self-report and physiological data.

Teaching Interests

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

Supervisors

Dr Sally Russell

Funding

White Rose ESRC

Start date

1 October 2016