The Sustainable Labs Working Group meets bi-annually to establish actions across the university that can be taken to reduce both the direct and indirect negative impacts laboratories have on the environment, such as high energy usage, importation of hazardous chemicals, and the purchase and maintenance of equipment.

The Sustainable Labs Working Group is currently looking for representation from the School of Physics in particular.

If you would like to be involved, or know of best practice that you would like to share with the group please contact us.


Chair: Associate Professor Louise Jennings – Associate Professor of Medical Engineering

Karen Stevens – Lead Technician (School of Civil Engineering)
Peter Thompson – Technical Officer (School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering)
Danielle Hankin – Research Facilities and Infrastructure Manager
Jane Marie Stocks – Laboratory Manager; Health & Safety Coordinator (School of Earth and Environment)
Andy Connelly – Cohen Labs Geochemistry Technical Officer (School of Earth and Environment)
Antony Windross – Instrument Workshop Manager (School of Earth and Environment)
Sarah Burdall – Faculty Health & Safety Manager (Faculty of Environment)
Lynn Clarke – Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental Audit Manager
Karen Hemmings – Research Fellow (Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine)
Stacey Galloway – Research Technician (Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine)
Rachel Gasior – Laboratory Manager (School of Geography)
Jackie Goodall – Director of Facilities (School of Geography)
Miles Ratcliffe – Laboratory Manager (School of Food Science Nutrition)
Ruth Anderson-Beck – Faculty Teaching Laboratory Co-ordinator (Faculty of Biological Sciences)
Stephen Marsden – Head of the School of Chemistry
Ian Blakely – Building Manager/Safety Adviser (School of Chemistry)
Robert Douglass – Energy Officer (Estates and Campus Support Services)
James Dixon Gough – Sustainability Manager (Sustainability Service)
Joshua West – Sustainability Projects Assistant (Sustainability Service)

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