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[…]

  • Claire Bastin

    Sustainability Manager

    Claire supports the Sustainability Service theme and by managing work streams relating to the Positive Partner in Society and Knowledge and Capacity strategic themes. In particular, Claire works with colleagues in the Sustainability Service and the wider University, as well as organisations across the region and beyond[…]

  • 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

    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[…]

  • Thom Cooper

    Sustainability Programme Officer (Living Lab)

    Thom is responsible for developing and delivering the Living Lab Programme in line with the University’s Sustainability Strategy[…]

  • 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. He is also responsible for the management of the Reuse@Leeds project, waste reporting[…]

  • Kelly Forster

    PA and Sustainability Project Assistant

    Kelly is Personal Assistant to Louise and she also assists with various sustainability projects. Her role is extremely varied and includes organising meetings and events, working on key strategic projects and managing the[…]

  • 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[…]

  • Romain Cames

    Sustainability Bike Hub Co-ordinator

    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[…]

  • Issy Petersen Adams

    Sustainability Engagement Intern

    Issy is a Sustainability Engagement intern whose main roles are to help with projects in embedding sustainability within the University and also increase the student and community engagement with sustainable facilities[…]

  • Becky Ewan

    Sustainability Intern

    Becky is the Sustainability Intern whose main responsibility is running and expanding the Green Impact scheme across the university. She joined the team as an undergraduate, and is studying towards a degree in Sustainability and Environmental Management here at the University of Leeds[…]