I am a senior research fellow specialised in circular economy. I work on the interface of academic research and practice to facilitate participation processes for the transition towards a sustainable circular economy.
Within the circular economy space I focus on governance, business model innovation, renewables, network analysis, and participation process management. I actively collaborate with governmental organisations, companies and NGOs to investigate how circular economies can be realised.
I am the Technical Programme Manager for the Transforming Foundation Industries Research and Innovation Hub "TransFIRe". I am also heading the Yorkshire Circular Lab and the Wind Energy Lifecycle Sustainability group at the University of Leeds. I have completed research and impact projects to integrate circular economy principles into the offshore wind sector and the decommissioning of oil & gas infrastructure, and have led the Resource Recovery from Waste programme.
My PhD research focused on the co-evolution of industrial symbiosis - i.e. waste to resource innovation - with social networks and governance systems. Before that I completed an MSc in applied ecology and conservation with a specialisation in participatory governance.
1) Resource recovery from waste, circular economy theory, sustainable development, whole system change, integrated environmental, social and economic progress.
2) Participation process management, social network theories, governance dynamics, evolution of industrial systems and business model innovation.
3) Applying circular economy to the decommissioning of infrastructure in the waste (e.g. landfills), extractive (e.g. mining and oil & gas), energy (e.g. wind, solar) and transport (e.g. electric vehicles, rail) sectors.
Senior Research Fellow in Circular Economy, University of Leeds
Visiting Research Fellow, Cranfield University
Research Fellow in Sustainable Offshore Wind Development, University of Leeds
Research Impact Fellow in Circular Economy, University of Leeds
Programme Lead Resource Recovery from Waste, University of Leeds
Industrial Impact Fellow, University of Exeter
PhD Researcher in Industrial Symbiosis, University of Surrey
University of Surrey, PhD Industrial Symbiosis
University of East Anglia, MSc Applied Ecology and Conservation
Van Hall Larenstein, Ba Wildlife Management
The UK Transforming the Foundation Industries Research and Innovation Hub (TransFIRe), REWAS 2022: Developing Tomorrow’s Technical Cycles (Volume I)
Circular business models in the wind industry: a comprehensive analysis and conceptual framework for circular business model innovation, Sustainable and Renewable Energy Reviews
Trouble on the horizon: Securing the decommissioning of offshore renewable energy installations in UK waters, Energy Policy
Editorial, Waste and Resource Management
Reducing material criticality through circular business models: Challenges in renewable energy, One Earth
Principles for a sustainable circular economy, Sustainable Production and Consumption
A Framework and Baseline for the Integration of a Sustainable Circular Economy in Offshore Wind, Energies
Highlighting the need to embed circular economy in low carbon infrastructure decommissioning: The case of offshore wind, Sustainable Production and Consumption
Modularisation as enabler of circular economy in energy infrastructure, Energy Policy
Resource Recovery From Waste, Frontiers in Environmental Science
Developing policies for the end-of-life of energy infrastructure: Coming to terms with the challenges of decommissioning, Energy Policy
Making the business case for resource recovery, Science of The Total Environment
New Governance for Circular Economy: Policy, Regulation and Market Contexts for Resource Recovery from Waste, Resource Recovery from Wastes
A new perspective on a global circular economy, Resource Recovery from Wastes
A Call to Integrate Economic, Social and Environmental Motives into Guidance for Business Support for the Transition to a Circular Economy, Administrative Sciences
Circular economy and the matter of integrated resources, Science of the Total Environment
Co-producing a vision and approach for the transition towards a circular economy: perspectives from government partners, Sustainability
Initiating resource partnerships for industrial symbiosis, Regional Studies, Regional Science
Resource recovery from waste: Restoring the balance between resource scarcity and waste overload, Sustainability
Promoting industrial symbiosis: empirical observations of low-carbon innovations in the Humber region, UK, Journal of Cleaner Production
Promoting industrial symbiosis: Using the concept of proximity to explore social network development, Journal of Industrial Ecology
Grants and Contracts
TransFIRe: Transforming the Foundation Industries Research and Innovation Hub
Technical Programme Manager
UK Research and Innovation
A Sustainable Circular Economy for Offshore Wind
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Yorkshire Circular Economy Living Lab
The social, economic, technical and environmental values of North Sea oil & gas decommissioning for local communities and companies