Andy is Senior Lecturer in Design on the Graphic Design and Multimedia Course at the University of Worcester. He teaches across a range of design disciplines and has been responsible for instigating and developing teaching in both sustainable packaging design and children's book design on the course. Andy's also passionate about arranging and managing 'live' design projects for his students. His research interests are broad, but include evolving effective sustainable design practices for Graphic Designers. Andy is also involved outside of his University role with the promotion of local and sustainable food producers with his 'Local Food Lunches' Facebook community.
Bethany is a second year student at Keele University studying Environment and Sustainability. She is working on placement with Katy Boom, Director of Sustainability at University of Worcester, as a Sustainability Assistant and has participated in events such as the Big Sing and Skills for Tomorrow 2016.
I am a new Senior Lecturer in Teacher Education at the University of Worcester. I have worked in secondary education for over a decade, with a specialism in Eco-Schools and embedding sustainability. I was the Think Global 'Global Educator of the Year 2016' for my work on promoting the SDGs and an Eco-Schools Ambassador, recognised for my innovative projects. I volunteer for our local Development Education Centre, BEACONS DEC, supporting educators across Hereford and Worcester in bringing a global dimension into their classrooms.
Sian is a sessional lecturer for the Institute of Science and the Environment at the University of Worcester. She teaches on a range of modules in the Geography department and has an active role in the delivery of the Sustainability Elective. In the past she has provided research support to several EU funded projects on sustainability and assisted with the implementation of Environmental Management Systems in the cables industry. Her research interests include sustainable consumption, climate change and human ecology.
John is a senior lecturer and Course Leader for the MSc Public Health, and the Education for Sustainability Lead for the Institute of Health and Society at the University of Worcester. His research interests concern the relationships between wellbeing and nature/ sustainability and the processes of transition to a sustainable future
As Emerging Opportunities Program Director at the University of Michigan's (U-M) Graham Sustainability Institute, John works in collaboration with faculty research teams and students on a wide range of sustainability projects. In addition to his work with the Emerging Opportunities Program, John teaches UC 327: Interdisciplinary Thinking - the junior level course for the Graham Sustainability Scholars program. John is also a co-principal investigator for the Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program – a longitudinal study in collaboration with U-M Institute for Social Research that assesses sustainability knowledge, behaviors, and attitudes across U-M students, faculty, and staff to inform educational programs and campus operations. In fall 2016, John completed a two week Fulbright exchange on sustainability at the University of Worcester.
Katy has led the development of wide ranging sustainability initiatives at the University of Worcester in her role as director of sustainability. Her work focuses on the campus, working in the community and embedding sustainability in the curriculum. Overseeing the development of students as partners on major sustainability change programs and building sustainability skills with students and student volunteers Katy’s work has won a number of national awards. Katy is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the EAUC. Katy's research interests include frameworks for measuring sustainability culture in Higher Education, managing energy in student rented homes and online magazine for students, academics and practitioners, to engage students in sustainable development.
Kyle is a second year Counselling Psychology student at the University of Worcester. After undertaking Psychology with business modules in his first year, he has decided to undertake another business module this year and has a passion for psychology and business, and sustainability is important in both of these subjects. He hopes to link his excellent organisational, practical and creative skills that these subjects entail, with the working on sustainability projects within the University. In his work, he hopes to implement sustainability into his own business which he has been running for one and a half years. He desires to contribute for positive change, providing a strong voice for the sustainability issues in and around the University of Worcester.
Laila is a senior lecturer in the Marketing & Enterprise subject group. Laila's research expertise lie in the internationalisation of firms and learning from international expansion. Her research examined the impact of firms’ degree of internationalisation on enhancing their technological and marketing capabilities and the subsequent effect on performance. Laila has experience in case study research as well as using Partial Least Square Structural Equation Modelling to analyse quantitative data. Her current research interests include immigrant entrepreneurship in the UK and consumer behaviour particularly cross cultural consumer behaviour and food consumption.
A Chartered Physiotherapist by profession, Louise Jones is the Strategic Director for Health and Wellbeing at the University of Worcester. She leads on initiatives to provide opportunities for members of the University to embrace a healthier lifestyle, which relates to the University’s aspirations to be an outstanding University at which to be a student or member of staff.
Lorraine is a principal lecturer at the University of Worcester and Head of the Biological Sciences. She is particularly interested in biofuels and sustainable energy and is also chair of the Strategic Biodiversity Management Group
Morgan is a second year Drama & Performance student at the University of Worcester. After undertaking joint honours Psychology and Drama in her first year, she has decided to undertake a sustainability module this year as an attribute to her passion for the area. She hopes to link her excellent organisational, practical and creative skills that these subjects entail, with the development of sustainability projects. In her work she hopes to implement her own innovative and creative approach. She desires to contribute for positive change, providing a strong voice for the sustainability issues in and around the University of Worcester.
Matt is the Sustainability Coordinator at the University of Worcester. He prepares the calculations for the university's annual carbon reporting and coordinates a range of sustainability behaviour change programmes for students and staff. He has a MA in Global Political Economy with an academic interest the Green Economy and is currently studying Energy Management with the Energy Institute.
Antonius Raghubansie, Green Academy Lead, Associate Head, Worcester Business School. Antonius led the University of Worcester Green Academy team as part of the HEA pilot with eight UK HEIs exploring how to embed sustainability into the curriculum. Antonius is also a member of the university Learning & Teaching and Environment Committees.
I am Associate Professor of Geography at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. For the past 15 years I have been Director of WPI's Global Programs in Worcester, Massachusetts (2001-2012), London, UK (2008-2014), and Worcester, UK (2014-Present). My research is at the intersection of economic development, human-environment relations, and social justice. I have published dozens of articles and several books on sustainable urbanism.
Steve is a passionate advocate for learning for sustainability and has spent nearly 50 years trying to find ways of facilitating and supporting more sustainable ways in which organisations and governments can contribute towards a more sustainable future. In this context he was the founding Chair of the Higher Education Academy’s Sustainable Development Advisory Group and a former member of the UK‘s UNESCO Education for Sustainability Forum. He is the co founder and president of Student force for Sustainability (now called Change Agents –UK) which supports and trains graduates for careers in sustainability. He has held visiting professorships at the Open University, University of Hertfordshire, University of Gloucestershire and currently, at the University of the West of England .Over the past 15 years he has been a sustainability change consultant for some of the largest FTSE100 companies such as BP, Barclays, Tesco and Carillion as well as Government Agencies such as the UK National Commission for UNESCO,Environment Agency, OFSTED, the Higher Education Academy and the Learning and Skills Council. He was formerly Director of Learning at Forum for the Future, the leading Sustainability Charity in the UK and has served on the Council of the Institute for Environmental Sciences one of the UK’s foremost professional bodies in sustainable development. He is a former Trustee of the World Wide Fund for Nature and an Honorary Fellow of the Society for the Environment. He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Worcester.
Wendy Corbett specialises in design and digital publishing. She is a sessional lecturer in Design and Creative Digital Media at the University of Worcester. For 6 years she was a Director of the International Herald Tribune (now the International New York Times) and 5 years as a Senior Multimedia Designer developing creative digital strategies for government sustainability projects.