Resourceful Futures Steering Group


Mr Nicolas Enrique Labra Cataldo

Nicolás is a PhD researcher in Tyndall Centre for Climate Change research, at the University of Manchester. His research focuses on the evaluation of circular economy policies through a life cycle thinking approach to promote a just transition towards sustainability in developing countries.



Dr Alison Browne

Alison Browne is a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography (affiliated with the Sustainable Consumption Institute, Manchester Urban Institute). She is the SEED (School of Environment, Education and Development) Associate Director of Research: Business Engagement and Internationalisation.



Professor Jonatan Pinkse

Jonatan is a Professor of strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship at and Executive Director of the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR), Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester. His research interests focus on corporate sustainability, business model innovation, social entrepreneurship, cross-sector partnerships, and the sharing economy.



Dr Laurence Stamford

Laurence joined the Department of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science as a lecturer in sustainable chemical engineering in 2014. He was promoted to senior lecturer in 2020. His main interest is the role of new technologies in sustainable development. This involves identifying and quantifying the environmental, economic and social implications of technological systems.



Dr Claire Hoolohan

Claire is a Research Fellow at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. She is a social scientist working with social practice theories in the field of sustainable production and consumption. Her research explores the social dimensions of global challenges such as climate change adaptation and mitigation, low-carbon food and water use.



Dr Joe Blakey

Joe is an Environmental and Political Geographer whose work focuses on examining the political and social challenges of human-environment relations and post-carbon futures. His research largely focuses on three often interrelated agendas: (i) furthering post-foundational political theories within Human Geography, (ii) contributing to literature on the politics of aesthetics, and (iii) understanding the role of experts in shaping political and social change.



Dr Raphael Tarpani

Raphael is a Research Associate at The University of Manchester. His main research interests are related to wastewater treatment, eHealth, life cycle assessment, circular economy, digitalization and food-energy-water nexus.




Dr Claudia Henninger

Claudia is a Reader in Fashion Marketing Management and teaches a number of units at BSc and MSc level in the Department of Materials relating to fashion marketing, online marketing, consumer behaviour, and sustainability. Claudia gained her PhD from the University of Sheffield in 2015, which focused on ‘Corporate Identity in the Context of the UK’s Green Slow-Fashion Industry and Micro-Organisations’.


Professor Yong Wang

Yong Wang graduated from South West Jiao Tong University in China in 1984 and was awarded a British Council Scholarship. He came to the UK in 1985 and earned his PhD in Structural Engineering from the University of Sheffield in 1988. His main research interests are structural and fire engineering, steel and composite structures and fire protection materials and systems.