Environmental Groups

To more easily divide up tasks and develop our actions and objectives, we have groups that work on the overall environmental aims and report back to the Office to the Vice-Chancellor. These are as follows:

Environmental Compliance Group

This group aims to ensure that the University remains compliant with our Environmental Management System and maintains our BSI ISO 14001 2015 certification.

Name Role

Professor Chris Bussell

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Life and Natural Sciences
Gaynor Delaney Interim Assistant Director of Estates
Liz Thompson Environment and Sustainability Manager
Melanee Livesey Energy Manager
Barry Scarbro Estates Senior Supervisor
Peter Tickle Senior Maintenance Supervisor 
Graham Souch Technical Team Leader (Science and Engineering)
Izalito Pereira Ops and Response Centre Delivery Analyst (IT Services)
Richard Bostock Technical Team Leader (Engineering and Technology)
Joel Klaff Lecturer in Law Business (Law and Social Sciences)
Simon Motlib Interim Head of Compliance and Risk

Responsible Futures Group

Chair: Chris Ribchester

This group is tasked with working on embedding sustainability into the curriculum.

Chris Ribchester in discussion with a colleague

Dr Chris Ribchester
Associate Professor: Learning and Teaching

As an Associate Professor in Learning and Teaching, Dr Ribchester has strategic responsibilities including leadership of the University’s Pathfinder and Undergraduate Research Scholarship Schemes, and as Pedagogic Lead for Education for Sustainable Development.

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Fairtrade Committee

Chair: Rosemary Horry

This group work to maintain the University's Fairtrade accreditation, which we have held since 2005.

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Rosemary smiling

Rosemary Horry
Senior Lecturer in Environmental Management

Rosemary is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Management. Her current role is within the College of Science and Engineering, in the School of Built and Natural Environmental. She tends to be involved in modules that discuss sustainability and environmental management issues and is currently the Sustainability Lead within the school.

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Environmental Steering Group

Chair: Chris Bussell

This group is tasked with coordinating and driving the work on sustainability that takes place across the University, including our operational estate, our teaching and research and our engagement with local businesses and the community. The group is made up of representatives from Estates, the Responsible Futures Group, and the Fairtrade Committee and includes a Trade Union Representative.

Dr Chris Bussell

Professor Christopher Bussell
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean, College of Science and Engineering

Dr Chris Bussell is the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Science and Engineering. Chris's academic field is in human physiology, with particular focus on responses and adaptation to high performance and health outcomes arising through increased participation in physical activity.

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