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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Dr Alice Owen

Meet the researcher

Dr Alice Owen explains how she came to SRI and how the MSc Sustainability is the course of the future.

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Dr Tom Knowland

Dr Tom Knowland

Dr Tom Knowland, Head of Sustainable Energy & Climate Change at Leeds City Council, is joining the Sustainability Research Institute as a visiting researcher for the next 12 months (0.5fte) to support knowledge exchange activities between the Council and SRI on the topic of making the Low Carbon Economy a reality.

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