Birmingham Plastics Network researchers

The University of Birmingham has established a Birmingham Plastics Network, an interdisciplinary team of more than 40 academics working together to shape the fate and sustainable future of plastics. Details of our growing network of academics can be found below.

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Professor Aleksandra Cavoski

Professor Aleksandra Cavoski

Professor of Environmental Law
College Director of Global Engagement

Birmingham Law School

Professor Aleksandra Cavoski’s teaching and research interests are in the areas of Environmental and EU law. She has particular interest in EU accession countries.

Email
a.cavoski@bham.ac.uk

Dr Reginald Cline-Cole

Dr Reginald Cline-Cole

Senior Lecturer

Department of African Studies and Anthropology

I am a (human) geographer by training and multi-disciplinary researcher by choice; and have, to date, had the good fortune of practising these ‘trades’ within the three related disciplines of Geography, Environmental Studies and, currently, Area Studies.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5132
Email
r.e.a.cline-cole@bham.ac.uk

Dr Isabel Galleymore

Dr Isabel Galleymore

Lecturer in Creative Writing

Department of Film and Creative Writing

I am a poet and critic publishing on contemporary poetry, environmental writing and ecocriticism, with a focus on interdisciplinarity. 

Email
i.galleymore@bham.ac.uk

Dr Adam J. Ledger

Dr Adam J. Ledger

Reader in Theatre and Performance

Department of Drama and Theatre Arts

My research centres on directing, performance practice and the creation of new work.

I have published widely on theatre practice, especially directing, and significantly on the work of Odin Teatret and Eugenio Barba. I have recently completed the monograph The Director and Directing: Craft, Process and Aesthetic in Contemporary Theatre (Palgrave Macmillan).

I am co-artistic director ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 5998
Email
a.j.ledger@bham.ac.uk

Professor Robert Lee

Professor Robert Lee

Professor
CEPLER Director

Birmingham Law School

Professor Robert Lee is the Director of the Centre for Legal Education and Research  at the University of Birmingham. He has acted as specialist adviser to the European Parliament, the European Commission, the House of Commons and the National Assembly for Wales and has worked for the Department for the Environment in Northern Ireland (drafting environmental legislation), the ...

Telephone
0121 414 5864
Email
r.g.lee@bham.ac.uk

Dr Walters Nsoh

Dr Walters Nsoh

Lecturer in Law
Deputy Director of Postgraduate Research (Admissions and Funding)

Birmingham Law School

Dr Walters Nsoh is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Birmingham. His research relates primarily to the intersection between property (land) law and environmental law, the legal and policy challenges to nature conservation and the sustainable management of natural resources. His book The Privatisation of Biodiversity? - New Approaches to Conservation Law(Edward Elgar Publishing 2016) ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3106
Email
w.nsoh@bham.ac.uk

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Dr Raya Al-Dadah

Dr Raya Al-Dadah

Senior Lecturer of Thermofluids

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr Al-Dadah is a Lecturer in Thermofluids within the Department of Mechanical Engineering having previously undertaken a BEng in Palestine and a PhD from London South Bank. She has researched and supervised research projects in the field of heat transfer and refrigeration and published over 30 papers in reputable journals and international conferences.

Dr Al-Dadah is also a part of the 

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 3513
Email
r.k.al-dadah@bham.ac.uk

Dr Maria Chiara Arno

Dr Maria Chiara Arno

Birmingham Fellow
Lecturer in Polymeric Biomaterials

School of Chemistry

Maria Chiara Arno (Chiara) is a Birmingham Fellow, working across the School of Chemistry and the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences.

With a background in polymer chemistry and nanoparticle design, Dr Arno’s research interests span across a diverse range of disciplines, including Polymer Chemistry, Materials Science, and Life Sciences. Her current research is focussed on the ...

Email
m.c.arno@bham.ac.uk

Mr Peter Braithwaite

Mr Peter Braithwaite

Director of Engineering Sustainability, Birmingham Centre for Resilience Research and Education

Department of Civil Engineering

Peter Braithwaite graduated from The University of Strathclyde, with a BSc (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering. After two years working for a site investigation contractor, he continued his studies gaining an MSc and DIC in Engineering Rock Mechanics from Imperial College, London.

Since completing his studies, he has had a varied international career in the construction industry and the built ...

Email
p.braithwaite@bham.ac.uk

Dr Melanie Britton

Dr Melanie Britton

Reader in Chemical Imaging

School of Chemistry

Melanie’s research is at the interface between chemistry, chemical engineering and physics. She has 15 years experience of developing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) experiments to probe chemistry and flow in complex systems and has published over 30 papers and book chapters in this area.

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Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 4391
Email
m.m.britton@bham.ac.uk

Professor Nigel Cassidy

Professor Nigel Cassidy

Professor of Geotechnical Infrastructure Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering

Nigel Cassidy has over 30 years’ academic and industrial experience in near-surface geophysics, geotechnical engineering and numerical modelling. His research focuses on the development of remote monitoring, modelling and inversion techniques to solve practical environmental and geo-engineering problems.

Nigel has published 70+ peer-reviewed international journal papers, articles and book ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 5146
Email
n.j.cassidy@bham.ac.uk

Professor Andrew Dove

Professor Andrew Dove

Professor of Sustainable Polymer Chemistry

School of Chemistry

In September 2017, Andrew joined the School of Chemistry at the University of Birmingham as Professor of Chemistry. He leads the Dove Research Group, a multinational collection of vibrant and dynamic researchers that are focussed on challenges in polymer and materials science.

Professor Dove is part of the Birmingham Plastics Network, an interdisciplinary team of more than 40 academics working ...

Email
a.dove@bham.ac.uk

Professor Andreas Hornung

Professor Andreas Hornung

Professor of Bioenergy

School of Chemical Engineering

Professor Andreas Hornung has been appointed for the chair in Bioenergy. 

Andreas Hornung holds 19 patents and has published more than 150 scientific publications to date. His institutes employed in 2014 about 120 staff members and are doing applied research in various sustainable topics.

The main strategic topic of Hornung’s work today is the development of decentralized power ...

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+49 9661 908 408

Dr Mike Jenkins

Dr Mike Jenkins

Senior Lecturer

School of Metallurgy and Materials

Dr. Mike Jenkins is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Metallurgy and Materials at the University of Birmingham. He is a research active polymer scientist and thermal analyst with over 20 years of professional experience in these fields, he also leads the polymer characterization and thermal analysis research group. To date, he has authored over 60 refereed journal papers in the area of polymer ...

Telephone
(+44) (0) 121 414 2841
Email
m.j.jenkins@bham.ac.uk

Professor Gary Leeke

Professor Gary Leeke

Professor of Chemical Engineering
Deputy Head of School

School of Chemical Engineering

Gary has over 20 years expertise in resource efficiency and the development of processes to recover, upgrade and remanufacture materials and chemicals.

Gary works at the interface of chemical engineering/chemistry/materials and has expertise in high pressure engineering and thermo-chemical processing, specifically in reaction engineering, separation technology, polymer/composite processing and ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 4977
Email
g.a.leeke@bham.ac.uk

Professor Rachel O'Reilly

Professor Rachel O'Reilly

Head of School
Professor of Polymer Chemistry

School of Chemistry

Rachel O’Reilly holds a Chair in Chemistry within the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Birmingham. From 1st August 2018 she became the Head of the School of Chemistry. She graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1998 with a BA in Natural Sciences, and in 1999 with an MSc in Chemistry and completed her PhD in 2003 from Imperial College London. She has ...

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+44 (0)121 414 7757
Email
chemhos@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Professor Jonathan Seville

Professor Jonathan Seville

Professor of Formulation Engineering
Academic Director of the Collaborative Teaching Laboratory

School of Chemical Engineering

Jonathan Seville is Professor of Formulation Engineering at the University of Birmingham. He is also Academic Director of the Collaborative Teaching Laboratory.

 Formulation Engineeringconcerns the design, manufacture and use of products which are structured to create desirable effects when they are consumed or used. Examples are foods, pharmaceuticals, fast-moving consumer goods such ...

Email
j.p.k.seville@bham.ac.uk

Dr Soroosh Sharifi

Dr Soroosh Sharifi

Lecturer in Water Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering

Dr Sharifi is a Lecturer in Water Engineering in the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Birmingham. In the last 10 years, he has worked on several research projects in the areas of Hydrology, Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering.

Dr Sharifi’s primary research interests lie in the area of river and environmental hydraulics, rainfall-runoff modelling, multi-objective ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5100
Email
s.sharifi@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kit Windows-Yule

Dr Kit Windows-Yule

Lecturer in Chemical Engineering

School of Chemical Engineering

Kit Windows-Yule is a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, working jointly with the School of Physics and Astronomy’s Positron Imaging Centre.

Kit’s research interests concern the dynamics of particulate systems, in particular their segregative and convective behaviours, and the development of novel experimental and numerical methodologies through which these systems can be explored.

Us ...

Email
c.r.windows-yule@bham.ac.uk

Professor Joe Wood

Professor Joe Wood

Professor in Chemical Reaction Engineering

School of Chemical Engineering

Professor Joe Wood leads the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering research group in the School of Chemical Engineering.

He has published over 85 refereed research articles including journal papers and book chapters, plus over 65 conference papers covering a range of topics in catalysis, catalytic reactor operation and environmental engineering.

He has received major grants from EPSRC ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 5295
Email
j.wood@bham.ac.uk

College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Dr Mohamed A. Abdallah

Dr Mohamed A. Abdallah

Lecturer in Persistent Organic Pollutants / Emerging Contaminants

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Mohamed Abdallah has a wide experience in applying various mass spectrometric techniques for analysis of trace levels of environmental contaminants in biotic and abiotic matrices including different human tissues. He has also made contributions to the field of human exposure to persistent organic pollutants using various exposure and pharmacokinetic models.

Dr Mohamed Abdallah is part of ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5527
Email
m.abdallah@bham.ac.uk

Dr Natasha L. Cornea

Dr Natasha L. Cornea

Lecturer in Human Geography

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Natasha Cornea’s research sits at the intersections of urban and development geographies, focusing on urban environmental governance and politics in Indian and Zambian cities. Conceptually her research draws on post-structuralist and situated approaches to urban political ecology, the everyday state and everyday governance.

Dr Natasha Cornea is part of the Birmingham ...

Email
n.l.cornea@bham.ac.uk

Dr Simon J Dixon

Dr Simon J Dixon

Lecturer in Geography

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Simon is an interdisciplinary lecturer in geography with broad research interests around human interactions with water and landscapes.  Much of his work focuses on “Anthropocene geomorphology” - unique landforms resulting from interactions between human activities and natural processes. Examples include how waste plastic is being incorporated into sediments and fluvial transport ...

Email
s.j.dixon@bham.ac.uk

Professor Stuart Harrad

Professor Stuart Harrad

Professor of Environmental Chemistry

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Stuart is an environmental chemist whose research addresses all aspects of the environmental sources, fate and behaviour of persistent organic pollutants (POPs). He has particular interests in human exposure to POPs with a focus on indoor pathways. He is also active in research that explores the environmental forensics utility of chirality.

Stuart is part of the Birmingham Plastics Network, an ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 47298
Email
s.j.harrad@bham.ac.uk

Professor Peter Kraftl

Professor Peter Kraftl

Chair in Human Geography

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Professor Peter Kraftl is best known for his research on children’s geographies, and especially for research into the emotions, affects, materialities and practices that make up their everyday lives. He also publishes on geographies of education and architecture. He is currently an Editor of the journals Area and Children’s Geographies and was a founding member of the Geographies of ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5524
Email
p.kraftl@bham.ac.uk

Professor Dr Stefan Krause

Professor Dr Stefan Krause

Professor of Ecohydrology and Biogeochemistry

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Water Crisis - Birmingham HeroesProfessor Dr Stefan Krause is Professor of Ecohydrology and Biogeochemistry in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences. His interdisciplinary research group on coupled groundwater and surface water systems investigates the multifaceted impacts of global environmental change on hydrological fluxes, biogeochemical cycling and contaminant transport, and ecohydrological ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5535
Email
s.krause@bham.ac.uk

Professor Iseult Lynch

Professor Iseult Lynch

Professor of Environmental Nanosciences
Theme lead for Environmental Sciences

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Professor Iseult Lynch, Chair of Environmental Nanosciences, joined the academic staff at the University of Birmingham in March 2013.

She is an Associate Editor for Environmental Science: Nano, and Deputy director for the Facility for Environmental Nanomaterials Analysis and Characterisation (FENAC)at the University of Birmingham.  Her research focuses on the environmental ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5532
Email
i.lynch@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jon Sadler

Professor Jon Sadler

Professor of Biogeography

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Jon Sadler is a biogeographer and ecologist whose research focuses on species population and assemblage dynamics in animals (sometimes plants). His work is highly interdisciplinary, bisecting biogeography, ecology, urban design, riparian management and island Biogeography. It uses approaches that combine detailed field studies, field and laboratory experimentation, sometimes with social science ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 45776
Email
j.p.sadler@bham.ac.uk

Professor Greg Sambrook Smith

Professor of Fluvial Sedimentology
Head of Research

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Professor Sambrook Smith investigates the linkages between river processes and sedimentology at scales ranging from individual pores within a river bed up to km-long bars in large rivers.

The World’s largest rivers suffer from a paucity of knowledge about how they currently function, how they have evolved through time and how they may respond to future environmental changes. This lack of ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8023
Email
g.smith.4@bham.ac.uk

Professor Eugenia (Éva) Valsami-Jones

Professor Eugenia (Éva) Valsami-Jones

Chair in Environmental Nanoscience
Director of FENAC

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Eugenia Valsami-Jones - Research in 60 seconds videoProfessor Valsami-Jones’ research interests focus on understanding reactivity at the nanoscale, particularly interactions of nanoparticles with pollutants and biota and biomineralisation processes. She has carried out research on the interaction of a variety of carbon- and metal-based nano-objects with biota in vitro and in vivo and has pioneered novel methods of labelling ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5537
Email
e.valsamijones@bham.ac.uk

College of Social Sciences

Professor Jan Bebbington

Professor Jan Bebbington

Professor of Accounting and Sustainable Development

The Department of Accounting

Jan Bebbington is a Professor of Accounting and Sustainable Development in the Department of Accounting at Birmingham Business School.

Email
j.bebbington@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sami Bensassi

Dr Sami Bensassi

Reader in Managerial Economics

Department of Management

After completing a PhD in Economics (University of Paris Nanterre, France), Sami Bensassi joined the University Jaume I (Spain) in 2009. During the period he passed in Spain, he led a research project on the impact of maritime trade on the Mediterranean countries for the Center for Research on the Mediterranean Economies (CREMED). In 2012, Sami started lecturing at the University of Portsmouth. ...

Telephone
0121 414 4438
Email
s.bensassi@bham.ac.uk

Professor Robert Elliott

Professor Robert Elliott

Professor of Economics

The Department of Economics

Professor Robert Elliott is an applied economist who works at the intersection of international economics, development economics, environmental and energy economics and international business. He has a particular interest in the Chinese economy, firm behaviour, natural disasters and the impact of globalisation on the environment.

He is an editor for the Sustainable Future Policy Lab, ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 7700
Email
r.j.elliott@bham.ac.uk

Dr Emma Foster

Dr Emma Foster

Lecturer in International Politics and Gender

Department of Political Science and International Studies

Emma Foster is a lecturer in international politics and gender. Emma’s research interests include Queer Theory, international sustainable development policy and development studies more broadly. She is currently researching the dynamics of constructions of gender in international environmental policy in relation to the economic crisis.

Email
e.a.foster@bham.ac.uk

Dr Julie Gilson

Dr Julie Gilson

Reader in Asian Studies

Department of Political Science and International Studies

Julie is part of the Birmingham Plastics Network, an interdisciplinary team of more than 40 academics working together to shape the fate and sustainable future of plastics. This unique team brings together chemists, environmental scientists, philosophers, linguists, economists, and experts in many other fields, to holistically address the global plastics problem.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3305
Email
j.a.gilson@bham.ac.uk

Jason Lowther

Jason Lowther

Head of the Institute of Local Government Department

Institute of Local Government Studies

A senior fellow and strategic leader, with experience across public sector and private organisations.

He is passionate about improving lives through cost-effective public services, delivered with (not just "to") communities.

His research interests focus on public service reform and the use of "evidence" by public agencies. This includes how managers and practitioners can access the best ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7787
Email
j.lowther@bham.ac.uk