Meet the team

We are Sustainability

Below are all the staff at University of Essex whose work contributes to our commitments on sustainable development. We have representation from senior management to administration.

Professor Jules Pretty

Area of sustainability: Senior governance for sustainability

Deputy Vice-Chancellor/ Professor of Environment and Society, School of Biological Sciences

Jules is the figurehead for sustainability at the University of Essex. He acts as a mentor for the sustainability team while also being involved in project conception and support. Beyond this, Jules has conducted extensive research in the fields of agricultural sustainability, nature and health and consumption patterns and well-being.

 Rob Davey

Area of sustainability: Manager of the sustainability team

Head of Sustainability and Grounds, Estates and Campus Services

Rob is the Head of Sustainability and Grounds for the University and leads the Sustainability Team, covering Grounds Sustainability, Sustainability Engagement, Carbon Reduction, Transport and Travel.

 Iain Farquharson

Area of sustainability: Transport, Travel and Sustainability 

Sustainability(Environment and Transport) Manager, Estates and Campus Services

Iain manages and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Travel, Transport, Environment and Sustainability Engagement. 

Position Vacant

Sustainbility (Energy and Recycling Manager)

Sustainbility and Grounds, Estates and Campus Services

This post-holder will manage and oversee all aspects of Energy, Recycling and Waste.

 Marcus Clayton

Area of sustainability: Biodiversity and species conservation

Grounds Manager , Estates and Campus Services

Marcus manages the Grounds section and is responsible for overseeing the actions to promote biodiversity across the University estate. This involves managing the landscape to provide healthy ecosystems and habitats and support the species found on the University's campuses. He is also responsible for minimising pesticide use, recycling plant and green waste material and ensuring the highest standards are met whilst carrying out horticultural and arboricultural practices.

 Daisy Malt

Area of sustainability: Student and staff engagement in sustainability

Sustainability Engagement Officer, Estates and Campus Services

Daisy is the Sustainability Engagement Officer, responsible for managing the Green Impact and #LittleChoicesBigChanges engagement programmes, as well as working with departments across the University to help develop and promote their sustainable practices. She organises events and activities aimed at boosting sustainable behaviour both on and off campus, around themes including travel and transport, energy use, waste and recycling and resource efficiency.

 Andrea Newlyn

Area of sustainability: Sustainable Transport

Sustainability (Travel and Transport) Officer, Estates and Campus Services

Andrea is responsible for overseeing and administering all aspects of Travel and Transport at the University. She helps to deliver our travel plan and all our sustainable transport measures.

 Eleanor Turner

Area of sustainability: Student and staff engagement in sustainbility

Sustainability (Engagement) Assistant, Estates and Campus Services

Ellie will assist in the engagement aspects of the University's sustainability and energy reduction work, to achieve a greater awareness and engagement of students and staff across the University 

Position vacant

Sustainability Coordinator

Sustainability and Grounds, Estates and Campus Services

The post-holder will provide the Sustainability team with an efficient administrative support service for all aspects of the section including sustainability, energy, environment and transport.

 Madelyn Wright

Area of sustainability: Sustainable Transport

Sustainability Administrator (Parking), Estates and Campus Services

Madelyn is an administrator of the parking management scheme.

 Louise Buxton

Area of sustainability: Waste reduction and recycling

Contracts Manager, Estates and Campus Services

Louise is responsible for the day to day running of the waste management contract at the Colchester Campus. She is tasked with improving on site recycling percentages via the improvement of the on-site waste processing infrastructure.

Dr Jane Hindley

Area of sustainability: Education for Sustainability

Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History

Jane is the leading figure in the implementation of education for sustainability across the university. She also runs the annual Summer School in Sustainable Practice which is an intensive two week program where students gain a broad introduction to sustainability theories and practices.

Alexa Gordon
Alexa Gordon

Area of sustainability: Marketing Sustainability

Marketing Officer, Estates and Campus Services

Alexa provides the Sustainability team with efficient marketing support for all aspects of the section.

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