Sustainability Group

We are a diverse team of researchers and non-academic staff who are working together to enhance the environmental sustainability of the department and its community of staff, students and partners.

The group was established to:

  • Help enable Lancaster Environment centre as an institution and community to put sustainability into action
  • Engage with the wider University on sustainability
  • Act as a forum and platform for debate on sustainability issues

There are six main areas within its scope:

  • Capital investment and infrastructure projects 
  • Energy use and consumption
  • Catering
  • Pensions
  • Education 
  • Transport

Projects and Events


Contact and Connect with the Team

Engagement and ideas from undergraduate and postgraduate students, staff and colleagues is very welcome!
Please contact group lead Dr Jessica Davies or any of the Steering Team below.

Everyone is welcome to join in with the LEC 2050 Week series through the Twitter hashtag #LEC2050week. (NB you don't need a Twitter account to view the content) 

Steering Team

Dr Jessica Davies

Lecturer in Sustainability

Improving global stewardship, Soil Plant and Land Systems, Sustainable Catchments, Understanding a changing planet

+44 (0)1524 595009

Dr Ali Birkett

Research Promotion Coordinator

+44 (0)1524 593713

Ann Brookes

Administrative Assistant

+44 (0)1524 510082 B052, B - Floor, LEC 1 & 2

Dr Kate Buckeridge

Research Associate

Dan Evans

PhD student


Dr Emily Heath

Senior Teaching Associate

Earth Science

+44 (0)1524 594209

Atmosphere, Climate and Pollution, Energy Lancaster

+44 (0)1524 593280

Dr Paul McKenna

Project Manager - RECIRCULATE, Business Partnerships Manager

Improving global stewardship, Innovation for a better environment, Understanding a changing planet

+44 (0)1524 510301 A11/A12, A - Floor, LEC lll

Dr Douglas Orr

Senior Research Associate

Dr Sue Ward

Teaching Development Associate

Improving global stewardship, Understanding a changing planet

+44 (0)1524 594302 B49, B - Floor, LEC lll