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EVENT | Societal Transformations for Sustainability

Do you believe that we need a more transformative approach to achieving sustainability? An opportunity for interested researchers to discuss in person and make new connections [read more]

PODCAST | About Sus: Episodes 1 and 2

AboutSUS is a new podcast approaching sustainability from a range of disciplinary, experiences, locations and themes... [read more].

Our Research & Aims

Our aim is to lead social science research to develop sustainable responses to global challenges in four key areas:

  • Health - Sustaining health and wellbeing for people living on low income
  • Literacies - Literacies, learning and cultural practice for sustainability
  • Ecologies - Environmental sustainability under climate change and human activities
  • Governance - Reforming governance and management systems of natural resources

Sustainability to me...

Karen Bell, Just Transition Lead

Karen is a Senior Lecturer in Urban Sustainable Development in the Department of Urban Studies. Her concerns are inequities in environmental burdens, inclusion in environmental decision-making and eco-social policy making. She researches environmental justice, Just Transition and military impacts on the environment or the ‘Treadmill of Destruction’. 


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Jill Robbie, Governance Lead

Jill is a Lecturer in Private Law at the University of Glasgow. Jill's research interest lies within the field of property law and natural resources. She is currently investigating the tensions between social justice, economic development and environmental protection in the context of the law regulating land use. She is particularly interested in analysing these tensions in relation to water.

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John Shi, Ecologies Lead

John is a senior lecturer in hydrology and climate change in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies. John is an expert on water and climate research, with interests on modelling and predicting the role of water resources in the climate system and understanding the nature of hydrologic variability and change under changing climate at local, regional, and global scales.

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Mia Perry, Literacies Lead

Mia specialises in literacies and learning, arts and cultural production, and methodologies of research and teaching. Her work in education spans inside and outside schools, community and public contexts, digital and informal learning. Mia is particularly interested in the interplay of humans and environments, the role of cultural practice and play in learning, and perspectives in research that account for plural views and ways of making meaning.

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Marcela Ramos, Research Fellow

Marcela is a Research Fellow that specialises in interdisciplinary research, environmental sustainability, working with communities and the effects of marketisation and privatisation in education. Marcela’s research interests lie in exploring and understanding how education can help us think and problematise the exercise of sustainable practices within challenging (post-conflict, unequal) contexts.

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