School of Earth and Environment

Sustainability Research Institute

Who we are

The Sustainability Research Institute conducts internationally recognised, academically excellent and problem-oriented interdisciplinary research and teaching on environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability. We draw on various social and natural science disciplines, including ecological economics, environmental economics, political science, policy studies, development studies, business and management, geography, sociology, science and technology studies, ecology, environmental science and soil science in our work. The Sustainability Research Institute is organized into four inter-related research groups:

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Sowing the Oil? Building a Pro-Poor System for Petroleum Revenue Management and Expenditures in Ghana hosted by  SRI, Centre for Global Development (CGD), and the Centre for African Studies  (LUCAS)
Ian Gary, Senior Policy Manager for Extractive Industries, Oxfam America, Washington, DC
16:00 - 17:30 Roger Stevens Lecture Theatre 23 (8.23)

Two University Academic Fellowships in Sustainability Research Institute

The Sustainability Research Institute is recruiting two University Academic Fellows  in Sustainability in Food Systems & Sustainable Energy Systems as part of the University of Leeds' biggest ever recruitment drive.

A £100m investment, “250 great minds” (, launched on Wednesday 1 October and will recruit 250 early career academic fellows over the next three years.

With a unique fellowship scheme, successful applicants will embark on a five year structured development programme, leading to an established position as an associate professor.

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SRI celebrates its 10th Anniversary!

The September 2014-15 academic year marks the tenth anniversary of the Sustainability Research Institute. During this time, we will be celebrating the excellence, impacts and achievements of our staff and students (past and present) over the past ten years through a series of exciting events and activities. We will also be looking forward to develop ideas for the next ten years of our work.  

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