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[…]

  • Katie McGuire

    Deputy Director of Sustainability

    Katie supports Louise and the team to develop and implement the University Sustainability Strategy, with a strategic focus around our core themes of being a positive partner to society, embedding sustainability throughout the institution and helping to build knowledge and capacity. Prior to this Katie worked as Director […]

  • James Dixon-Gough

    Sustainability Manager

    James supports the Sustainability Service by managing streams related to environmental impacts and sustainable purchasing. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. This includes identifying, developing, facilitating and managing a […]

  • Claire Booth

    Sustainability Project Officer

    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 […]

  • Michael Howroyd

    Sustainability Projects Officer

    Michael is responsible for the delivery of the University’s Environmental Management System, Reuse@Leeds, Biodiversity and staff and student engagement programmes […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 organises the hiring and maintenance of bikes on campus. […]

  • Benedict Doran

    Communications and Engagement Assistant

    Ben is responsible for outgoing communications.  He has led the social media communications on our National Clean Air Campaign and is now working on Sustainability Architects communications.  He is responsible for creating communication plans for our campaigns overlooking our social media channels and producing blogs, videos and other media. […]

  • Jonny Gleadell

    Sustainability Engagement Assistant

    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 […]

  • Clare Martynski

    Student Sustainability Architect

    Hello! I’m Clare, a second year PhD student in the School of Performance and Cultural Industries. My research is exploring the role of the arts in creating a sustainable future. As part of my investigations, I am beginning […]