Meet the team

Meet the Sustainable Futures team.

  • Professor Mike Shaver

    Professor Mike Shaver


    Mike is a Professor of Polymer Science at The University of Manchester, and Director of the Sustainable Materials Innovation Hub, Henry Royce Institute.

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  • Sarah Barton

    Sarah Barton

    Strategy and Operations Manager, Research Platforms Team (Digital Futures and Sustainable Futures)

    Sarah’s role as Strategy and Operations Manager is to support the Director of Sustainable Futures and support the Director of Digital Futures in developing and delivering the Sustainable Futures and Digital Futures platforms strategy, and to lead the Research Platforms Team (Digital Futures and Sustainable Futures).

  • Lauren Mullan

    Lauren Mullan

    Communications and Engagement Coordinator (Digital Futures and Sustainable Futures)

    Lauren provides comprehensive support in the development, planning, and delivery of events and activities that deepen our engagement with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Kitty Lo

    Kitty Lo

    Research Platforms Team Administrator (Digital Futures and Sustainable Futures)

    Kitty provides administrative support across both the Sustainable Futures and Digital Futures research platforms.