Members

LEADER – Prof Christopher Dent

Chris Dent Professor of Economics and International Business

Christopher is Professor of Economics and International Business. He is an international political economist whose main interests in sustainability relate to renewable energy, trade, business and climate action. He joined the University in 2018 and was the lead organiser of the November 2019 Sustainability in the Region event.

His current research projects and ideas are focused on:

  • Trade-climate nexus – policies, governance and business practice
  • Climate action measures in free trade agreements and other forms of international trade diplomacy
  • Renewable energy development in East Asia and globally
  • Sustainable development options in a post Covid-19 world
  • Small-scale renewables entrepreneurship in developing countries

He is also interested in integrating sustainability into higher education curricula and in the 2020/21 academic year will be teaching a new designed module – Sustainability and Business (BUS3048)

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CO-LEADER – Prof Paul Aplin

Paul Aplin Professor of Geography

Paul is Professor of Geography at Edge Hill University, after 15 years in post at the University of Nottingham.

He is a geospatial scientist, exploiting satellite imagery for environmental investigation and monitoring. His research focuses in particular on spatial and temporal scales of observation, methods of land cover characterization, application to ecological problems, and interactions between environmental change and human society.

Currently, he is working on the changing nature of tropical peatland environments, especially the uncomfortable relationship between peat swamp forest conservation and palm oil agriculture sustainability.

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CO-LEADER – Elaine Beesley

Elaine Beesley Web Developer

Elaine is a Web Developer at Edge Hill University and has worked there in several roles within IT Services since 2001. In 2006 Elaine realised her dream by achieving a position within the Web Team as a Web Support Officer and then as a self-taught Web Developer in 2014.

She has a huge interest in understanding the psychology around user testing and usability studies and also enjoys using, and learning about the new Gutenberg editor in WordPress, which is used as the CMS for Edge Hill University.

Elaine has a colossal passion for the environment and runs a volunteer litter picking group called the Burscough Litter Pickers who are getting an impressive name for themselves within the local community. She cycles every day and believes two wheels are better than four!

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CO-LEADER – Dr Victoria Foster

Victoria Foster Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences/Associate Director, Institute for Social Responsibility

Victoria is a Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences/Associate Director, Institute for Social Responsibility .

Her research involves working with marginalised groups to explore social justice issues, including environmental concerns, and providing critiques of policy initiatives. Victoria has a particular interest in arts-based methodologies underpinned by feminist epistemology, and her book, Collaborative Arts-based Research for Social Justice (2016; Routledge), provides a rationale for employing this approach in community settings.

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CO-LEADER – Lynn Howard

Lynn is a Practice Education Lecturer, Edge Hill University Medical School.

A background in Paramedic practice, which fostered interest in providing appropriate care in the best interests of the patient by working with local partners more effectively. Now supporting medical students within their practice placements with an interest in interprofessional learning and working to improve health care provision. Encouraging all health care students to explore how the health and wellbeing of local populations is affected by health partnerships within the wider community.

A life-long enjoyment of the outdoors has developed a keen interest in making changes at a local level to improve local and global environmental impacts.

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CO-LEADER – Prof John Sandars

John is Professor of Medical Education and Director of Medical Education Innovation and Scholarship in the new Edge Hill University Medical School.

John Sandars Professor of Medical Education and Director of Medical Education Innovation and Scholarship

After training in hospital medicine, John entered the world of General Practice.  He was Associate Professor in the Leeds Institute of Medical Education, University of Leeds and Professor in Medical Education at the University of Sheffield before moving to Edge Hill University in 2016 as Professor of Medical Education. He actively collaborates with colleagues in Brazil, Iran and South Africa, where he was Visiting Professor at the University of Pretoria.

His interests are

  • Sustainability of health professions education in low and middle income countries to achieve universal health coverage SDG
  • The role of health professions education to achieve environmental and climate SDG in healthcare and wider society
  • Design and implementation of educational interventions for achieving SDG

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Jayne GarnerMedical School/HealthJayne’s Research Profile
Louise HawxwellEducationLouise’s Staff Profile
Gemma LewisMedical School/Health Gemma’s Research Profile
Laura McGuireEducationLaura’s Research Profile
Anne OxbroughBiologyAnne’s Staff Profile
Chris PhelanBusiness School Chris’s Staff Profile
James RowsonGeographyJames’s Staff Profile
Mark SchofieldCentre for Learning and Teaching Mark’s Staff Profile
Kay SpearsInternational OfficeKay’s Staff Profile
Zana VathiSocial SciencesZana’s Staff Profile
Amee YostrakulBusiness SchoolAmee’s Staff Profile

Student Members

Matthew CarterBusiness School Business School
Becky Cleave Education Education
Jenna FoskettBiology Biology
Whitney HamerBiology Biology
Hannah HowardGeography Geography
Indiana JonesBiology Biology
Michelle LiBiology Biology
Liam Liversage Business School Business School
Chloe MastersonGeography Geography
Sarah McQuillanBiology Biology
Oliver MooresBusiness School Business School
Olivia Wilson Business School Business School