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Professional interests

As part of a 12-month pilot study, the Pentland Centre welcomes Professional Services staff in, or with a connection to, Lancaster University Management School. This page shows where areas of professional interest interact with the Pentland Centre's aims.

  • Salma Atcha works in the Lancaster University Management School on the renowned Entrepreneurs and Leaders in Residence programmes. She supports participants with one of the major trends in recent years: Environmental, Social and Governance reporting, which is important as a forward-looking indicator of business performance. She looks forward to working with the Pentland Centre to look for generate links with research for the Entrepreneurs and Leaders in Residence and exploring new and innovative thinking around sustainability in business and better ways of communicating the ESG agenda.
  • As the lead for the professional Finance Team within LUMS, Danny Cairns works in partnership with senior leadership to support the delivery of the School’s financial aims & objectives. His professional interests surround how we can embed sustainability concerns into all levels of financial reporting to better inform business decision-making.
  • Stuart Foy is a Chartered Civil Engineer and is responsible for a variety of capital projects across Lancaster University. He leads and co-ordinates the Development Team to ensure the sustainability agenda is at the forefront of every project. Stuart also developed a capital development carbon calculator which has been used to influence the Lancaster University Estates Strategy.
  • Stephen King works to establish mutually beneficial collaborations between industry and academia. In terms of research interests, he focusses on understanding how academia and industry can collaborate most effectively at the micro, rather than macro, level to deliver clean and sustainable growth.
  • Desna Mackenzie is the Centre Co-ordinator, managing and supporting events and administration, with a particular interest in communicating about our sustainability work. She also is involved in supporting the Management School's PRME implementation and reporting. She brings with her insights from previous work in community-based sustainability and social justice organisations.
  • Dr Jan Maskell completed her PhD in Educational Research at Lancaster University and is currently a Senior Teaching Fellow at CETAD, where she supports Master's students with their work-based projects. She is interested in organisations' routes to becoming more environmentally sustainable and specifically in pro-environmental behaviour change. She is a Registered Occupational Psychologist and outside of her work at Lancaster University, she is a Sustainability Consultant working with organisations to implement their Environmental Management Systems.
  • Paul Turner works to promote the research and engagement activity that takes place at Lancaster University Management School. This includes promoting the research and wider activity of the Pentland Centre through avenues such as the School’s Fifty-Four Degrees magazine, promotional videos and other written content.

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