Angela Druckman

Professor Angela Druckman

Professor of Sustainable Consumption and Production
+44 (0)1483 686679
09 BA 02

Academic and research departments

Centre for Environment and Sustainability.



Angela Druckman is Professor of Sustainable Consumption and Production at the Centre for Environment and Sustainability, University of Surrey. She is a Chartered Engineer, having read Engineering at the University of Cambridge. Angela's research focuses on investigating avenues that may lead towards more sustainable lifestyles.

Research interests

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 leading work on synthesising and analysing narratives of sustainable prosperity. As Co-Investigator in the EPSRC funded Stepping Up project, led by Professor Alice Bows (University of Manchester), Angela is exploring how niche innovations might be 'scaled up' to produce transformational change across the water-energy-food nexus. Angela has particular interest in the sustainability and safety of the food supply chain, and, as Co-Investigator of the Evolution and Resilience of Industrial Ecosystems (ERIE) project, she is leading 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 2106.

Angela's research interests include:

  • Sustainable consumption and production
  • Sustainable lifestyles
  • Time use
  • Rebound effect
  • Industrial ecology
  • Food security and sustainability
  • Environmentally-Extended Input-Output modelling
  • Agent Based Modelling
  • System Dynamics Modelling

Angela is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Industrial Ecology.


Angela convenes 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).

She is also Director of the Global Graduate Award in Sustainability.

My publications


A Druckman, B Gatersleben (2019). A time-use approach: high subjective wellbeing, low carbon leisure. Journal of Public Mental Health 18(2), pp. 85-93
Kumar, P., A. Druckman, J Gallagher, B Gatersleben, S Allison, T Eisenman, U Hoang, S Hama, A. Tiwari, A Sharma, KV Abhijith, D Adlakha, ........ (2019). The Nexus between Air Pollution, Green Infrastructure and Human Health. Environment International (2109). Environment International 133 Part A.
Druckman, A. and S. Mair (2019). Wellbeing, Care and Robots: Prospects for good work in the health and social care sector. CUSP Working Paper Series, No 21.
S Mair, A Druckman, T Jackson (2019). Higher Wages for Sustainable Development? Employment and Carbon Effects of Paying a Living Wage in Global Apparel Supply Chains. Ecological economics 159, 11-23
C Hoolohan, I Soutar, J Suckling, A Druckman, A Larkin, C McLachlan (2019). Stepping‐up innovations in the water–energy–food nexus: A case study of anaerobic digestion in the UK. The Geographical Journal 185:391–405
C Hoolohan, A Larkin, C McLachlan, R Falconer, I Soutar, J Suckling, L. Varga, I. Haltas, A. Druckman, D. Lumbroso, M. Scott, D. Gilmour, R. Ledbetter, S. McGrane, C. Mitchell, D. Yu (2018). Engaging stakeholders in research to address water–energy–food (WEF) nexus challenges. Sustainability science 13 (5), 1415-1426
S Mair, A Druckman, T Jackson (2018). Investigating fairness in global supply chains: applying an extension of the living wage to the Western European clothing supply chain. The international journal of life cycle assessment 23 (9), 1862-1873
H Skudder, I Brunton-Smith, A Tseloni, A McInnes, J Cole, R Thompson, A. Druckman (2018). Can burglary prevention be low-carbon and effective? Investigating the environmental performance of burglary prevention measures. Security Journal 31 (1), 111-138
H Skudder, A Druckman, J Cole, A McInnes, I Brunton‐Smith, GP Ansaloni (2016). Addressing the Carbon‐Crime Blind Spot: A Carbon Footprint Approach. Journal of Industrial Ecology 21 (4), 829-843
Mair, S., Druckman, A. and Jackson, T (2018). The Future Of Work: Lessons from the History of Utopian Thought. CUSP Working Paper Series No 13. Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity, University of Surrey.
H Skudder, I Brunton-Smith, J Cole, A McInnes, A Druckman (2018). The falling carbon footprint of acquisitive and violent offences. The British Journal of Criminology 58 (2), 351-371
Corlet Walker, C, Mair, S., and Druckman, A. (2018). A Theory of Change Approach for Measuring Economic Welfare Beyond GDP
R Clift, S Sim, H King, J Chenoweth, I Christie, J Clavreul, C Mueller, L Posthuma, A. Boulay, R. Chaplin-Kramer, J Chatterton, F DeClerck, A. Druckman... (2017). The challenges of applying planetary boundaries as a basis for strategic decision-making in companies with global supply chains. Sustainability 9 (2), 279
E Whitworth, A Druckman, A Woodward (2017). Food scares: a comprehensive categorisation. British Food Journal 119 (1), 131-142
J Chenoweth, A López-Avilés, S Morse, A Druckman (2016). Water consumption and subjective wellbeing: An analysis of British households. Ecological Economics 130, 186-194
(2016). Global inequities and emissions in Western European textiles and clothing consumption. Journal of Cleaner Production 132, 57-69S Mair, A Druckman, T Jackson
J Chenoweth, A López-Avilés, A Druckman, S Morse (2016). Options for Reducing Household Water Use in the UK: The Potential of Servicized Systems. Built Environment 42 (2), 294-305
A Druckman, T Jackson (2015). Understanding households as drivers of carbon emissions. Taking Stock of Industrial Ecology, 181-203
R Clift, A Druckman (2015). Taking stock of industrial ecology. Springer, Edited book.
M Hadjikakou, G Miller, J Chenoweth, A Druckman, C Zoumides (2015). A comprehensive framework for comparing water use intensity across different tourist types. Journal of Sustainable Tourism 23 (10), 1445-1467
J Torriti, R Hanna, B Anderson, G Yeboah, A Druckman (2015). Peak residential electricity demand and social practices: Deriving flexibility and greenhouse gas intensities from time use and locational data. Indoor and Built Environment 24 (7), 891-912
JA Cox, A Druckman, DA Jesson, M Mulheron, M Smyth, H Trew (2015). Municiple Solid Waste as a Resource Pt 2: A case study in sustainable management. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Waste and Resource Management
JA Cox, M Mulheron, D Jesson, A Druckman, M Smyth, H Trew (2015). Municipal solid waste as a resource: part 1–specifying composition. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Waste and Resource
F Schiller, A Penn, A Druckman, L Basson, K Royston (2014). Exploring space, exploiting opportunities: The case for analyzing space in industrial ecology. Journal of Industrial Ecology 18 (6), 792-798
M Chitnis, S Sorrell, A Druckman, SK Firth, T Jackson (2014). Who rebounds most? Estimating direct and indirect rebound effects for different UK socioeconomic groups. Ecological Economics 106, 12-32
M Hadjikakou, J Chenoweth, G Miller, A Druckman, G Li (2014). Rethinking the economic contribution of tourism: case study from a Mediterranean Island. Journal of Travel Research 53 (5), 610-624
AS Penn, PD Jensen, A Woodward, L Basson, F Schiller, A Druckman (2014). Sketching a network portrait of the Humber region. Complexity 19 (6), 54-72
AS Penn, CJK Knight, DJB Lloyd, D Avitabile, K Kok, F Schiller, A. Woodward, A, Druckman, L. Basson (2013). Participatory development and analysis of a fuzzy cognitive map of the establishment of a bio-based economy in the Humber region. PloS one 8 (11), e78319
M Chitnis, S Sorrell, A Druckman, SK Firth, T Jackson (2013). Turning lights into flights: Estimating direct and indirect rebound effects for UK households. Energy Policy 55, 234-250
P Bradley, A Druckman, T Jackson (2013). The development of commercial local area resource and emissions modelling–navigating towards new perspectives and applications. Journal of cleaner production 42, 241-253
M Chitnis, A Druckman, LC Hunt, T Jackson, S Milne (2012). Forecasting scenarios for UK household expenditure and associated GHG emissions: Outlook to 2030. Ecological Economics 84, 129-141
A Druckman, I Buck, B Hayward, T Jackson (2012). Time, gender and carbon: a study of the carbon implications of British adults' use of time. Ecological Economics 84, 153-163
A Druckman, M Chitnis, S Sorrell, T Jackson (2011). Missing carbon reductions? Exploring rebound and backfire effects in UK households. Energy Policy 49, 778-778
A Druckman, Y Hartfree, D Hirsch, K Perren (2011). Sustainable income standards: Towards a greener minimum. Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York
A Druckman, T Jackson (2010). The bare necessities: how much household carbon do we really need? Ecological Economics 69 (9), 1794-1804
Druckman, A. and T. Jackson (2010). An Exploration into the Carbon Footprint of UK Households. RESOLVE Working Paper Series 02-10. University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. November 2010.
A Druckman, T Jackson (2009). The carbon footprint of UK households 1990–2004: a socio-economically disaggregated, quasi-multi-regional input–output model. Ecological economics 68 (7), 2066-2077
P Bradley, C Thomas, A Druckman, T Jackson (2009). Accounting for food waste: comparative analysis within the UK. Waste and Resource Management 162 (1), 5
A Druckman, T Jackson (2008). Household energy consumption in the UK: A highly geographically and socio-economically disaggregated model. Energy Policy 36 (8), 3177-3192
A Druckman, P Bradley, E Papathanasopoulou, T Jackson (2008). Measuring progress towards carbon reduction in the UK. Ecological Economics 66 (4), 594-604
A Druckman, P Sinclair, T Jackson (2008). A geographically and socio-economically disaggregated local household consumption model for the UK. Journal of Cleaner Production 16 (7), 870-880
A Druckman, T Jackson (2008). Measuring resource inequalities: The concepts and methodology for an area-based Gini coefficient. Ecological economics 65 (2), 242-252