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 for the University of Leeds City and Regional Office and International Officer at the University of York.

Margo has managed the administration of the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) at Leeds since its launch in 2008, working closely with CCCEP's Director and Deputy Director at Leeds and colleagues at LSE.

She also coordinates research administration for a number of other projects including the INDEMAND Centre (Leeds) and Land of the MUSCos Project as well as organising the Sustainability Research Institute's Seminar Series.

Margo has a long standing interest in environmental issues, sustainability and social justice. Inspired by Dan O'Neill's book, 'Enough is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources', she was involved in setting up the 'Enough Waiting' group which meets monthly during term-time to explore how we, as active citizens and consumers, can advance the transition to a sustainable economic system.

She is the founder and organiser of Cafe Everythinque Leeds, a Meet Up group which aims to cross promote existing Leeds cafes (Cafe Scientifique/ Cafe Economique) and other 'thinquing' events and in time, create 'Cafe Everythinque' events. Cafe Everythinque Leeds is for anyone interested in meeting up to explore the big questions such as: What will the future be like? Can the economy grow forever? What does sustainability mean? What's 'the alternative'? How many bankers does it take to change a lightbulb? Can vegetables be exciting? Join the thinquers at


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

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

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