School of Earth and Environment

Alice Owen Dr Alice Owen

Associate Professor: Business Sustainability & Stakeholder Engagement

Telephone number: +44(0) 113 34 36411
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Room: 9.104


Alice's career has spanned private, public and voluntary sector organisations and she has a track record of achievement in developing and delivering projects to support more sustainable development.

Alice was the lead commissioner for local and regional issues with the UK Sustainable Development Commission from 2005 - 11. An engineer by training, Alice has been working in the field of sustainable development since 1991. She has first hand experience of the chemical industry and of waste management operations. From 1996-8, Alice was an NGO project manager on a wide range of environmental education projects internationally. She first worked in the public sector as Head of Conservation and Policy at the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, from 1998-2001. In 2001, she established the sustainable development team in Yorkshire Forward, one of nine English regional development agencies. Alice led consultancy firm Arup’s sustainability consulting work from Leeds for five years before joining the University of Leeds.


B.Eng (Hons) Special Engineering Programme, Brunel University

MBA - Manchester Business School

PhD - School of Geography, University of Leeds. Thesis title "The diffusion and impact of domestic 'green technology' and the role of 'place' "


MIEMA - Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment

Research Interests

The diffusion and impact of domestic green technology

The role of 'place' in sustainability

Achieving domestic low carbon retrofit - particularly the role of advisers and installers; NGOs and micro-enterprises

Teaching Interests

I teach SOEE 5341 "Issues and Cases in Corporate Social Responsibility" in semester 2.