"Being embedded in Carillion and focusing on a key business issue means I’ve been able to combine research from academic and industry sources with incredibly valuable access to the knowledge of internal teams. I see some of my work being incorporated in company processes and future plans. That’s hugely rewarding.”
Our research seeks to support the design, delivery and management of efficient and sustainable infrastructure – from developing new materials, to optimising management of large-scale complex networks and monitoring air and water quality.
We believe contemporary environmental and sustainability issues need to be tackled in an interdisciplinary fashion, so we investigate the questions that matter by drawing on appropriate tools and techniques from a multiplicity of research domains.
Our extensive research community is committed to working together to deliver action-oriented, policy focused responses that effectively address long-term environmental and social issues. We collaborate with businesses and policy makers with these aims in mind.
Our research receives strong support from research councils, funding bodies, government and businesses in the UK and abroad – giving you access to excellent facilities, whatever your specialism.
With over 20 years of activity, we have built up relationships with key players across every area of relevance to an environment and sustainability agenda – from multinational businesses to international bodies such as the UN and World Health Organization (WHO).
The Centre for Environmental Strategy is committed to defining, developing and applying the latest thinking on sustainability, resource efficiency and industrial ecology.
Our unique Practitioner Doctorate in Sustainability programme offers you a major collaborative opportunity. If you join us, you will become a Doctoral Practitioner (DP) based with one of our leadings industrial partners for at least two years.
You will pick up a specific research brief that has been designed in partnership, and in order to resolve current industry issues and add to the academic body of knowledge.
Funding will come from the partner organisations. DPs are paid a competitive living stipend of up to £20k per annum, normally tax free. In addition to this, UK/EU study fees are covered by the University.