We are home to a number of postgraduate research students working on a wide range of sustainability-related research projects.
Zarina will work with Sherilyn, Nafhesa and Catherine on the Leverhulme sponsored project on Environmental Sustainability in Immigrant Households. Zarina was listed at Number 18 in the Women’s Hour Power List in 2020 for her work on increasing participation in environmentalism in Scotland.
John is a doctoral researcher at Alliance Manchester Business School working on sustainable food system transitions, with a focus on veganism and 'alternative proteins'. He is particularly interested in the intersection of sustainability transitions and social movement studies.
Paul Anthony Knowles
Paul Anthony Knowles is a PhD student in the English and American Studies department and his research is focused on the short story and ecocriticism. He is concerned with how literature can expose the anthropocentric violence inflicted on the past, present, and future of a landscape and his research promotes an ecocentric reconceptualization of human relationships with the more-than-human world.
Hannah Battersby is a PhD student in the Philosophy department at the University of Manchester. Her research concerns ecological justice and the extension of justice to the more-than-human community.
Chantal V. Bright
PhD candidate in Human Geography. Research entitled “Water Security, Peace and Fragility in Liberia: An African Ecofeminist Approach”. Supervised by Dr Alison Browne (Primary), Dr Jonathan Huck and Dr Laura Mcleod. MA, University of Pennsylvania in Environmental Management and BA, Seton Hall University in English Literature and Political Science (Dual Course)
Caroline Cornier is a doctoral researcher at the Global Development Institute of the University of Manchester. Her research is located at the intersection of Global Political Economy and Postcolonial Theory focusing on economic, political and financial North-South relations. Her doctoral thesis concerns the unsustainable intersection of commodity dependence and financial subordination in the West African Cocoa Sector.
Pawan Kumar Srikanth
Pawan Kumar Srikanth joined AMBS and the SCI as a fully funded PhD student in January 2022 researching pathways to circulating critical metals. He holds an M.E. in Environmental Engineering and a B.E. in Civil Engineering.
Anna-Maria completed both her MA in Political Economy (Research Route) and her BA (Hons) in PPE at the University of Manchester.
Topo is a PhD candidate in the Sociology department. His research explores sustainability and environmental crises through the lens of language, particularly its role in constructing worldview and its deeply intimate relation with the material environment.
Magdalena Svetlana Rodekirchen
Magdalena graduated from The University of Manchester with a MSc in International Development: Environment, Climate Change and Development.
Alice Swift is undertaking a PhD in Sociology at the University of Manchester’s School of Social Sciences funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
Sam's current research focuses on how sustainability communications influence the ways that consumers imagine climate action.
Heather Urquhart began her PhD with the University of Manchester in September 2021 after completing a MRes in Human Geography at the University of Glasgow and a BA (Hons) In Human Geography at Durham University.
Stanley is a political economist and PhD student interested in the relationships between the political, economic and technical challenges involved in driving rapid and just transitions within capitalist societies.
Linqing Xia is a Sociology PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Welch and Alison Browne. Her doctoral research mainly focuses on the teleoaffective formations of sustainable consumption in relation to China’s postmodern consumer culture.
Pujita is PhD student associated with Sustainable Consumption Institute and Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research (with MACE).
Chunhua Ye graduated from Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, UK, with an MSc in Marketing.
Mingwei is undertaking a PhD programme in Science, Technology & Innovation Policy, fully funded by the Alliance Manchester Business School.