Meet the Team

Our members are drawn from across Lancaster University, in research, teaching or professional services roles.

Centre Director

Pentland Centre Director Professor Jan Bebbington focuses on issues that emerge at the intersections between sustainable development concerns and accounting scholarship and has published on topics such the Sustainable Development Goals; sustainability science; motivations and rationales for standalone reporting; carbon accounting; sustainability assessment and accounting education.

Jan is also involved in a long-term collaboration between ecologists and sustainability scientists at the Stockholm Resilience Centre at the University of Stockholm that aims to provide knowledge to a practice-based cohort of seafood companies who are seeking to actively contribute to ocean stewardship (focusing on SDG 14 – Life Below the Water). The project is yielding insight into the differences between accountability and stewardship as well as the issues in establishing organisational control over supply chains and reporting meaningfully on performance.

Alongside her academic work, Jan has also made substantive contributions to the practice and policy communities in a variety of roles including, for example, being the Vice Chair (Scotland) of the Sustainable Development Commission from 2006 to 2011. The role of the Commission (a part of the UK Government) was to promote sustainable development across the UK and all sectors of society, particularly within Government. A more recent practice engagement is her membership (since 2013) of Scottish and Southern Energy’s Sustainable Development Fund panel, which supports community projects across regions in Scotland where SSE has renewable generation assets. In 2018 the Royal Scottish Geographical Society awarded Jan an Honorary Fellowship.

Woman smiling, against black background: Professor Jan Bebbington
Professor Jan Bebbington

Support Staff

  • Desna Mackenzie

    Centre Co-ordinator

Team Members

  • Nadine Andrews

    Visiting Researcher

  • Alona Armstrong

    Senior Lecturer in Energy and Environmental Sciences & Director of Energy Lancaster

  • Rod Bain

    Visiting Researcher

  • Rebecca Liu

    Senior Lecturer

  • Felix Martin


  • Katy Mason

    Professor Markets, Marketing and Management & LUMS Associate Dean for Research

  • Mark Stevenson

    Cross-Faculty Associate Dean Global Engagement & Professor of Operations Management

  • Alison Stowell

    Senior Lecturer

  • Lauren Thornton

    Research Associate for Trustworthy and Accountable Decision-Support Frameworks for Biodiversity

  • Paul Turner

    Content Manager - Research and Engagement