Your Sustainability Contacts

Gaynor Delaney (MSc. DipFM MIWFM)

Interim Assistant Director of Estates

Gaynor joined the university in July 2020 having spent the previous 20 years in senior leadership roles within the Facilities Management sector. Gaynor is fully committed to working in partnership with colleagues, students and external partners to minimise the environmental impact of the university, increase biodiversity and drive forward the net carbon zero agenda across its estate. 

Liz Thompson (MSc. BSc. PIEMA)

Environment and Sustainability Manager

Liz joined the team in March 2020 and is responsible for the coordination of the University's Environmental Management System, which is certified to ISO 14001. This includes carrying out regular internal audits, delivering training and setting the University's environmental objectives and targets each year.

Liz is responsible for engaging with staff and students across the University on environmental and sustainability issues. These can include aspects such as waste, carbon, biodiversity and procurement. 

Melanee Livesey

Energy Manager

Melanee is responsible for collecting energy monitoring data, keeping accurate records, monitoring consumption and completing energy surveys.  Melanee is also responsible for suggesting areas of improvement and highlighting best practice. 

Tony Walkington

Logistics Manager

Tony works on the development and implementation of the University’s Sustainable Travel Plan. 

Tom Revill

Support Technician to Engineering Team

Tom is responsible for implementing energy savings through the Building Management System. 

Tom Mizuro

Engineering Manager

Tom is responsible for highlighting engineering opportunities to reduce our carbon footprint. 

Dr Chris Ribchester (BA, PhD, SFHEA, FRGS)

Associate Professor: Learning and Teaching 

Chris Ribchester is the Pedagogic Lead for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) within the Pedagogic Practice Team at Derby. He works closely with colleagues across all academic disciplines exploring ways in which sustainability topics and debates can be embedded into the student learning experience. He co-chairs the Responsible Futures Steering Group and co-convenes the ESD Network, which is an important mechanism for bringing together staff from across the University to share practice and ideas. 

Dr Chris Bussell

Pro-Vice Chancellor / Dean, College of Science and Engineering, and Executive Lead for Environmental Sustainability 

On behalf of the Vice-Chancellor's Executive, Chris Bussell has cross-University responsibility for leading the development, implementation and advancement of the University’s work in environmental sustainability.  This includes our environmental management system and carbon management plan, as well as the University’s biodiversity plan and inclusion of Responsible Futures within the curriculum. 

Chris also oversees the coordination of the University’s research allied to environmental sustainability through the work of the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, the DE-carbonise project and support to businesses across the D2N2 LEP to reduce their carbon emissions.  Chris is the Principal Investigator on the DUST Project – Derby’s Urban Sustainable Transition – which aims to reimagine Derby for a sustainable future and will create an augmented reality representation of the city capitalising on its blueways and greenways to increase the vibrancy and prosperity of Derby for all. 

Dr Fred Paterson

Associate Professor, Sustainable Business and Clean Growth

Fred leads on Sustainable Business and the Green Economy for the Business Improvement Research Cluster. He is also Project Lead for the DE-Carbonise Business project which is an ERDF funded project that works with SMEs to decarbonise their operations and develop sustainable supply chains. Alongside this, Fred leads the Low Carbon Business Network that supports the interests of 150 pro-environmental SMEs across the region.

Dr Bruno Gallotta

Project Researcher

Bruno is a Researcher on the ERDF DE-Carbonise project, which is an ERDF funded project that works with SMEs to decarbonise their operations and develop sustainable supply chains. He is the lead researcher for the Sustainable Supply Chain cohort, providing pro-environmental consultancy and support for SMEs in the D2N2 region. Bruno's research topics include Sustainability Operations, Circular Economy applied to supply chains and innovation applied to SMEs.