Welcome to the University of Leeds Sustainability Service

The University has a clear responsibility to have a positive impact on society, something we take very seriously. The University resources staff with a budget for sustainability and will continue to maintain this into the future. Progress is measured on a continuous basis by the Sustainability Steering Group which is chaired by Dennis Hopper (Director) of the University’s Executive Group member with responsibility for Sustainability. The Sustainability Service work in partnership with other colleagues with sustainability responsibilities including the Unviersity's Energy team, whose details can be found on the University's Estates Services website.

  • Dr Louise Ellis

    Director of Sustainability

    Louise leads the Sustainability Service and has responsibility for developing and delivering an integrated strategy for sustainability across all University activity[…]






  • James Dixon-Gough

    Sustainability Manager

    James supports the Sustainability Service by managing streams related to environmental impacts and sustainable purchasing. He directly works on a number of areas including engaging staff and students in reducing carbon emissions[…]






  • Amanda Jackson

    Sustainability Project Officer

    About Amanda Amanda has a lead role in the delivery of the Positive Partner in Society strategic work-stream at the University of Leeds, part of the University’s integrated Sustainability Strategy. This includes all aspects of the University’s social impact, incorporating community engagement and participation, both within the City and the wider region.  She is responsible […]

  • Thom Cooper

    Sustainability Programme Officer (Living Lab)

    About Thom Thom is responsible for developing and delivering the Living Lab Programme in line with the University’s Sustainability Strategy. This includes identifying, developing, facilitating and managing a programme of innovative projects which integrate sustainability-related research and student education into University operations. Thom works collaboratively with Estate Services, Research & Innovation Services and Faculties to […]

  • Claire Booth

    Sustainability Project Officer

    About Claire Claire has a lead role in the implementation of the University’s Travel Plan through the delivery and promotion of travel initiatives to make sustainable travel the norm for students and staff. Responsibilities and projects include overseeing the Bike Hub, cycle facility improvements, promoting sustainable travel options such as cycling, public transport and car […]

  • Michael Howroyd

    Sustainability Projects Co-ordinator

    Michael is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the University’s Environmental Management System (EMS), including managing an internal audit programme […]






  • Kelly Forster

    PA and Sustainability Project Assistant

    Kelly is PA to the Director of Sustainability, an internal EMS auditor, manages the Service’s social media and communications, and also assists with various sustainability projects. Her role is extremely varied and includes working on key strategic projects and working closely with Commercial and Campus Support Services. Kelly completed her MSc in Sustainability (Environmental Consultancy and Project Management) […]

  • Joshua West

    Sustainability Projects Assistant

    Josh’s broad role supports the development and implementation of projects associated with the University’s Sustainability Strategy. His responsibilities include supporting the Education for Sustainable Development Network and Sustainable Laboratories initiatives. He will also be engaging with students who are working with the Sustainability Service as ‘Sustainability Architects’ or who are completing the ‘Creating Sustainable Futures’ […]

  • Romain Cames

    Sustainability Bike Hub Co-ordinator
    Romain

    About Romain Romain is responsible for the Bike Hub and other projects related to sustainable travel in his role as Sustainability Bike Hub Co-ordinator. As a qualified mechanic he organises the hiring and maintenance of bikes on campus. He also engages with staff and students, promoting ways in which they can walk or cycle around the city wherever possible, […]

  • Jonny Gleadell

    Sustainability Engagement Assistant

    About Jonny Jonny is a sustainability engagement assistant whose role is to engage students and the wider community in the sustainability services around the campus and beyond. His focus is involving the student and local population with the understanding and application of sustainability principles, as embodied in our sustainability strategy. He is currently studying for […]

  • Rory Hayes

    Sustainability Intern

    About Rory Rory is the Sustainability Intern whose main responsibility is running the Green Impact scheme while also pioneering and transitioning to a new embedded University wide Sustainability scheme.  He joined the team as an undergraduate, and is studying towards a degree in BA Geography at the University of Leeds.  He is particularly interested in […]