Research associate, Loughborough University

Dr Christine Cole is a Research Associate at Loughborough University, working on the Horizon 2020 project Activating Circular Services in the Electric and Electronic Sector (C-SERVEES). This four-year multi-partner project aims to demonstrate and implement circular business models with four target products. Previously working within the Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIE-MAP), at 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, resulting in the implementation of the Zero Waste Strategy for Charnwood Borough.

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Research associate, Loughborough University
  • 2015–2018
    Research fellow, Nottingham Trent University