Dr Christine Cole is a Research Associate at Loughborough University
Previously working within the Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIE-MAP), hosted by Nottingham Trent University, Christine worked on designing for product longevity, exploring issues surrounding repair and reuse.
Christine is a Chartered Waste Manager and Chartered Environmentalist. She has worked in local authority waste management and has had a variety of roles in the waste management area in both private and public sectors working with Local Authorities, contractors and in consultancy prior to joining NTU (in 2015) and moving back to Loughborough in 2018 .
Christine's EngD at Loughborough University was a collaborative project sponsored by Charnwood Borough Council and Serco. The research explored sustainable waste management solutions and investigated a Local Authority approach to Zero Waste. This mapped policy development, contract procurement, engagement with stakeholders and householder behaviour towards waste management. As a result of this work, the sponsoring organisations implemented changes to the household waste collection service, which resulted in a rise in the recovery of recyclable materials and top quartile results for the Local Authority.