December, 20, 2017. Posted in News, Research.
Grantham supervisors thematic editors of a special issue of Frontiers In Plant Science
Grantham supervisors Drs Menon and Casson are thematic editors of a special issue on Water-Use Efficiency: Advances and Challenges in a Changing Climate in a leading plant science journal, Frontiers in Plant Science. Their aim is to collect make an article collection […]
December, 20, 2017. Posted in The Grantham Scholars' Blog, Comment.
Can the Blues go Green?
Jonathan Sykes, whose research focuses on the impact of climate change on built environments, reports back from a centre-right conference on the environment. Theresa May is trying to claim some green for her blues. She recently made much of her […]
December, 13, 2017. Posted in News, Comment, Research.
Growing food from mattresses: what experts can learn from working in refugee camps
Our Director, Tony Ryan, on co-creating inventions with refugees from Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan. I am a scientist who has spent his career working with industry at the interface of science, engineering and medicine. I have served on many […]
November, 29, 2017. Posted in Events.
fortnightly on Mondays: ISAC
**Grantham supervisors and scholars only ** Our new seminar series starts soon, and it incorporates our dedication to cake. From January, ISAC will run fortnightly on Mondays from 3.30-5.30pm (dates will be added to your calendars). Cohort 1 will start […]
November, 27, 2017. Posted in News, Comment, Policy.
We need radical change in how we produce and consume food
Chief Research Advisor for the GCSF, Peter Horton, writes that only a radical change in the way we produce and consume food will deliver a sustainable and just global agri-food system. Read the full article here
November, 21, 2017. Posted in The Grantham Scholars' Blog, Research.
The politics of water: Investigating the sustainability of rural water projects in Balaka District, Malawi
Grantham Scholar Naomi Oates is in Malawi doing fieldwork, she is examining how policies, politics and water are entangled in everyday lives. In this blog she reports on her first weeks in the field and the complex reasons why a […]
October, 24, 2017. Posted in The Grantham Scholars' Blog, Comment.
Emma K. Smith is careering through her PhD
Grantham Scholar Emma K. Smith is mapping her PhD from the beginning to the end through her blog, ‘Careering through my PhD’. Focusing on her journey from student to independent researcher, she will talk about what she learns along the […]
October, 20, 2017. Posted in News, Research.
How to cook a more sustainable Sunday roast
Dr Christian Reynolds, Grantham Centre supervisor and Knowledge Exchange Research Fellow (N8 AgriFood project) in the University of Sheffield’s Department of Geography, analysed the energy used in preparing a roast beef and Yorkshire pudding seven different ways – through adapting […]
October, 9, 2017. Posted in News, Training.
Call for proposals from all faculties – Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures
The Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures invites applications from potential supervisors for PhD student projects to start in October 2018. Applications are open to University of Sheffield academics only. We expect to support up to 15 students (‘Grantham Scholars’), fully […]
July, 14, 2017. Posted in News, Policy.
Grantham Centre colleagues contribute to POSTnote on Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture
Samuel Leigh, the POST Fellow for Energy and Environment in Houses of Parliament, visited The University of Sheffield earlier this year to discuss contributions for the note on Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture. After meeting our scholars, he interviewed our supervisors and […]