Strategic Research Theme: Sustainability

Sustainability is one of the University of Surrey’s strategic research themes which have been defined to support the ambitious objectives for research excellence and impact.

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Our sustainability research is aimed at:

  • Developing a better understanding of the world's resources
  • Understanding environmental phenomena and how they impact on society
  • Developing an understanding of the behaviours and attitudes that shape the way people interact with their environment
  • The development of technologies, processes and models that seek to improve our ability to live sustainably and well.

Meet the team

Professor Richard Murphy

University Sustainability Research Theme Champion

Richard Murphy joined the Centre for Environment and Sustainability as Professor of Life Cycle Assessment in February 2013. He has a background in biological sciences with a BSc in Botany with Zoology from King's College London and a PhD in Pure & Applied Biology from Imperial College London. Richard has undertaken Post-Doctoral work in New Zealand and The Netherlands and...

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