School of Earth and Environment

Margo Hanson Margo Hanson

Research Manager: Energy, Climate Change & Sustainability

Telephone number: +44(0) 113 34 36817
Email address:
Room: 9.117

Affiliation: Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science, Sustainability Research Institute


After completing her Geography degree, Margo taught English in Japan before spending several years working in social housing. Since 1997, she has worked in a variety of university administrative roles, including Projects Officer at Leeds Dental Institute and International Officer at the University of York.

As Research Manager: Energy, Climate Change and Sustainability, Margo leads a small team which provides research support to the Sustainability Research Institute’s portfolio of energy and climate change related centres and projects. These include the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP), the Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIE-MAP) and the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC). She is also Secretariat Coordinator of the Leeds Climate Commission.

Margo has a long standing interest in environmental issues, sustainability and social justice and is a keen hiker and cyclist.


BA (Hons) Geography1st class / Tyneside Geographical Memorial Prize: University of Newcastle (1990)

PG Diploma Housing Studies: University of Bristol / University of the West of England (1996)

PG Certificate International Marketing: Sheffield Business School / Chartered Institute of Marketing (2001)

Certificate in Research Management: ARMA (Association of Research Managers and Administrators) (2017)


Member of the Assocation of Research Managers and Administrators