Lead: Professor James Chong 
Department of Biology

We are pleased to announce that the Waste and Resource Use Network is being amalgamated into our new Food, Water and Waste research theme, keep your eye out for upcoming events in the new year.

The Waste and Resource Use Network (WRUN) explores all types of waste streams and is working closely with businesses and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to develop solutions to minimise waste.

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Professor Oliver Craig, Professor of Archaeological Science, Deputy Head of Department

Professor Jonathan Finch, Professor of Archaeology

Professor John Schofield, Director of Studies

Raveena M.  Tamoria, Research Student


Professor Ian Bancroft, CNAP Chair of Plant Genomics

Professor James Chong

Professor Seth J Davis, Chair of Plant Biology

Professor Katherine Denby, Academic Director of the N8 Agrifood Resilience Programme

Dr Lenka Havlickova, Research Associate

Dr Sally Howlett, Centre Manager Leverhulme Centre for Anthorpocene Biodiversity

Anthonia James, Operations Director, Fix Our Food

Dr Kelly Redeker, Lecturer

Dr Liz Lylott, Lecturer

Dr James Stockdale, Associate Lecturer


Dr Tom Dugmore, Associate Lecturer, Green Chemistry Centre for Excellence (GCCE)

Dr Glenn Hurst, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) of Chemistry Education

Professor Avtar Matharu, Deputy Director of the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence (GCCE)

Dr Thomas Farmer

Andy Maneffa, PhD candidate, Green Chemistry Centre for Excellence (GCCE)

Computer Science

Professor Helen Petrie

Environment and Geography

Dr Kathryn Arnold, Reader in Ecology

Dr Darpan Das, Lecturer

Dr Richard Friend, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor

Professor Mark Hodson

Dr Karen Parkhill, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography

Dr Alberto Roca Florido, Research Fellow

Dr Brett Sallach, Environmental Chemist & Lecturer

Dr Samarthia Thankappan, Senior Lecturer

Dr Bryce Stewart, Senior Lecturer

Dr Syliva Toet, Lecturer

Health Sciences

Dr Jo Rose, Senior Lecturer in Humanitarian Response


Professor Mark Jenner, Professor of Early Modern History

Office of Philanthropic Partnerships and Alumni (OPPA)

Edward Joyner, Relationship Manager


Professor Tony Heron, Professor of International Political Economy

Research and Innovation Development Team

David Diston, Research Development Manager, Environment

The York Policy Engine (TYPE)

Josie Hanby, Social Sciences Business Partnerships Manager

Research Impact

Linda Ko Ferrigno, University Impact Manager (Policy, Integrity and Performance Team)

School for Business and Society

Dr Ben Lowe, Lecturer in Sustainable Management

Stockholm Environment Institute-York

Dr Steve Cinderby, Senior Researcher

Dr Rachel Pateman, Researcher

Dr Sarah West, Centre Director and Senior Research Associate

External Members

Anna Alessi, Project and Communications Manager, BDC

Elspeth Bartlett, Head of Communications, Biovale

Deborah Beck, Grantham Centre Manager, Grantham Centre

Giulia Champion, Research Associate/Lecturer. University of Warwick, University of Essex

Sarah Hickingbottom, CEO, Biovale

Deborah Rathbone, Bioscience Innovation Team Manager, BDC

Gail Shuttleworth, Research Development Manager, BDC