Professor Angela Druckman
Academic and research departmentsCentre for Environment and Sustainability.
Angela Druckman is Professor of Sustainable Consumption and Production at the University of Surrey, where she is Director of the Centre for Environment and Sustainability. She also leads on education for sustainability for the University, chairing the Sustainability in the Curriculum Working Group, and being a member of the Executive Sustainability Steering Group. Having read Engineering at the University of Cambridge, Angela is a Chartered Engineer. Her research focuses on investigating avenues that may lead towards more sustainable lifestyles.
Angela is Co-Investigator in the ESRC funded Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP), led by Professor Tim Jackson. In this Angela is leads the "Systems approach to sustainable prosperity" theme. As Co-Investigator in the EPSRC funded Stepping Up project, led by Professor Alice Bows (University of Manchester), Angela explored how niche innovations might be 'scaled up' to produce transformational change across the water-energy-food nexus. Angela has particular interest in food sustainability, security and safety, and one of the niche innovations investigated was the implications for sustainability of incorporating insects into supply chains of food for humans and feed for animals. As Co-Investigator of the Evolution and Resilience of Industrial Ecosystems (ERIE) project, she led work on development of tools to mitigate food scares.
Angela is winner of the UK Scopus Young Researcher Award in Environmental Sciences 2011, and joint winner of the Institution of Civil Engineers Telford Premium Prize for the best paper in Waste and Resource Management 2016.
Angela's research interests include:
- Sustainable consumption and production
- Sustainable lifestyles
- Time use
- Rebound effect
- Industrial ecology
- Food security, safety and sustainability
- Environmentally-extended input-output modelling
- Agent based modelling
- System dynamics modelling.
Angela is passionate about the need to embed sustainability into the education of all students. In order to achieve this, Angela is Chair of the Sustainability in the Curriculum Working Group, she is a member of the Executive Sustainability Steering Group, and also a member of the Curriculum Design Review Working Group.
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Angela is Director of the Global Graduate Award in Sustainability.
Angela runs the Life Cycle Thinking & the Circular Economy Module that forms part of the MSc Corporate Environmental Management, MSc Environmental Strategy and MSc Sustainable Development run by the Centre for Environment and Sustainability (CES).