Who we are

The Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability has a dedicated communications, programmes and engagement team.

Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability

9 Hope Park Square, Edinburgh EH8 9NP Tel: 0131 651 5588

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  • Dave Gorman
  • Director of Social Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Formerly Head of Environmental Strategy at the
  • Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, Dave
  • is the University's first Director of
  • Social Responsibility and Sustainability.
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  • Wendy McDonald
  • PA to Dave Gorman / Administrator
  • Work: 0131 651 5588
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Futures

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  • David Somervell
  • Head of SRS Futures
  • With a lifelong interest in social responsibility,
  • David has developed sustainability here
  • for over 20 years - achieving significant results.
  • David is the convenor of EAUC Scotland, and
  • won the Green Energy Award in 2004.
  • Work: +44 (0)131 650 2073
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  • Jane Rooney
  • Committees and Governance Officer
  • Moving from Estates and Buildings, Jane
  • is responsible for the University's
  • social responsibility and sustainability
  • committees.
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Programmes

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  • Michelle H Brown
  • Head of SRS Programmes
  • Michelle brings close to 20 years of practical
  • global experience. She has worked with numerous
  • organisations on a range of social responsibility
  • and sustainability areas, including community
  • development, reporting, and impact assessment.
  • Work: 0131 650 4364
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Programmes

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  • Matthew Lawson
  • Programme Manager
  • Matt joined us while completing his MSc Politics.
  • Now he's responsible for policy implementation,
  • reporting, student volunteering and practical
  • programmes such as the Sustainability awards.
  • Work: +44 (0)131 651 4050
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  • Lucy Miu
  • Programme Facilitator
  • Work: +44 (0)131 651 4050
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  • Martin Farley
  • Programme Facilitator - Laboratories
  • Having completed his MSc in biology and worked
  • in research labs in the US and the Netherlands,
  • Martin leads on improving the efficiency
  • and sustainability of laboratories, including
  • through our awards scheme.
  • Work: +44 (0)131 651 4050
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Communications

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  • Joe Farthing
  • Communications Manager
  • After open software and community radio, Joe
  • got interested in community carbon saving.
  • Specialising in behaviour change
  • communications, he has trained over 200 other
  • practitioners.
  • Work: +44 (0)131 650 4063
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Communications team

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  • Sunnah Khan
  • Communications Facilitator
  • After graduating in media and journalism, Sunnah
  • became interested in sustainability and charity work.
  • She is responsible for promoting positive behaviour
  • at the University, and currently focuses on video.
  • Work: +44 (0)131 650 4063
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  • Angie Dickson
  • Communications Facilitator
  • Angie joined from the School of Law where she was
  • Marketing & Communications Officer for a research centre.
  • Work: +44 (0)131 650 4063
  • Cell: +44 (0)7946 634327
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  • Finn Tessier-Lavigne
  • Website Technical Facilitator
  • After starting his own e-commerce site, and
  • hitchhiking across Europe, Finn joined the team in
  • late 2012. He mostly works on our technical and
  • contact management systems.
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Engagement

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  • Caroline (Caro) Overy
  • Engagement Manager
  • Caro joined the team in 2010 as a part of the
  • Transition project. She coordinates projects
  • to engage staff and and students in different
  • sustainability initiatives across the University.
  • Work: +44 (0)131 650 4065
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Engagement team

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  • Alan Peddie
  • Engagement Facilitator
  • Alan joins us from Estates Operations where he
  • helped to achieve a Silver in the Sustainability Awards.
  • He works on energy reduction, and leads on waste
  • and Festival projects.
  • Work: +44 (0)131 650 4065
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  • Alexis Heeren
  • Engagement Facilitator
  • Alexis became interested in engagement
  • after facilitating a course to help University
  • members cut their carbon footprints. Alexis leads
  • sustainability engagement at Moray House.
  • Work: +44 (0)131 650 4064
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  • Anya Hart-Dyke
  • Engagement Facilitator
  • Anya focuses on equipment and appliance
  • sharing and reducing unnecessary lighting.
  • Outside this role, Anya writes the "Going Green"
  • blog, and runs the #AsktheQ campaign.
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Joy Schlageter
  • Joy Schlageter
  • Engagement Facilitator
  • Joy leads on the University Food Network
  • and works on the Food for Life Partnership. She
  • volunteers for the Edible Gardening Project
  • at the Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh.
  • Work: +44 (0)131 650 4065
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  • Ruth Dwyer
  • Engagement Facilitator
  • An experienced energy manager, Ruth
  • joins us from local government and
  • community energy projects. She is focusing
  • on the University's energy programmes.
  • Work: 0131 650 4064
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  • Sarah Lang
  • Engagement Facilitator
  • A current third year MA Sustainable Development student,
  • Sarah is heavily involved in the Hearty Squirrel Food Cooperative.
  • She works on energy reduction and leads on the
  • Edinburgh Food for Life project.
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Research and policy

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  • Liz Cooper
  • Research & Policy Manager
  • Before completing an MSc in Business &
  • Community, Liz worked on fair trade & livelihoods
  • projects in India and Senegal. She coordinates
  • research & policy development on a range
  • of social responsibility issues.
  • Work: +44 (0)131 650 4363
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