York Researcher Festival 2021 Introduction to Sustainable Research

This event has now finished.
  • Date and time: Tuesday 21 September 2021, 1pm to 2.30pm
  • Audience: Open to Primarily Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Early Career Researchers, but all interested individuals are warmly invited
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

SEI's Joanne Morris will discuss and share ideas on how to apply sustainability thinking to our individual research practice

The University is committed to making its activities more sustainable, including reducing emissions on campus and producing research for how industry and policy can become more sustainable, but what about making the research we do more sustainable? Carbon footprint calculators provide insights on our individual lifestyle emissions from travel, energy and water use, and material consumption. Beyond climate action, sustainability includes considering ecosystem health and social wellbeing.

In this session we will discuss and share ideas on how to apply sustainability thinking to our individual research practice


This year, the York Researcher Festival will take place over a two week period of time to align with National Postdoc Appreciation week (20th - 24th September) and the National Postdoc Conference (24th September). The festival will provide a dedicated space and time in which we celebrate our early career researchers (PG researchers and postdocs) and facilitate opportunities to come together across disciplines to share experiences, learn, network and develop new skills.

About the speaker

Joanne Morris (PhD Student/Environmental Policy Officer at Stockholm Environment Institute)

Joanne began at SEI York in July 2012. She has experience in the field of water and soil fertility management in small-scale agriculture in semi-arid regions, working in sub-Saharan Africa. She has specifically been involved in developing scoping decision-support frameworks for technology up-take in agricultural water management and for rapid assessment of potential environmental impacts of livestock at landscape scale. She is also building experience in landscape-scale biomass management and interactions with soil fertility. Her focus is to build capacity in planning of sustainable agricultural development for future livelihood resilience and food security by involving stakeholders in developing representative models and scenario thinking for their contexts.

Joanne is currently undertaking research with SEI towards a PhD.

Contact us

+44 (0)1904 32 2897
SEI, Third Floor Environment Building, Wentworth Way, University of York, York, UK YO10 5NG