Our researchers, the Grantham Scholars, conduct sustainability research across disciplines at the University of Sheffield. From plant pathogens to policy, our researchers work on an impressive range of topics, all related to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Grantham Scholars create cross-cutting knowledge that examines sustainability issues from multiple points of view. Also, many of our people originate from, or work in, the ‘developing world’. As a result, the Grantham Centre is part of a two-way flow of knowledge and practice.
Moreover, Centre Manager Deborah Beck and Centre Administrator Jana Green provide the Scholars expert support. Part of this is the bespoke training programme which includes courses on communication, policy engagement and working with industry. As a result, Grantham Scholars are set up to become the next generation of sustainability leaders.
Our Communications Officer Claire Moran has made it her mission to interview as many of the Grantham Scholars as possible. If you want to find out more, then you can find all the interviews on our Comment Page. But here are a few recent ones.
Disability, housing and sustainability: Interview with Abraham Mariech. Grantham Scholar Abraham Mariech researches disability, housing and sustainability in Kenya, where he was born and grew up. Here he explains why the lived experience of people with disabilities is vital for sustainable housing.
What is community-led housing? In this interview with Philippa Hughes she explains what community-led housing is and how it exposes problems in the housing sector. Plus what it can do for the housing crisis, politics and a sustainable future.
For the love of plants: Maria Wang Mei Hua. Grantham Scholar Maria Wang Mei Hua loves plants – and researches rubber, sustainability and agroforestry. In this interview we talk about that love, and how it feeds into her work.
Hedgehogs, ecosophy & extinction accounting – Mira Lieberman interview. New ideas – like ecosophy and extinction accounting – could help protect hedgehogs. Find out how in this interview with Grantham Scholar Mira Lieberman.
The Grantham Scholars go on to do great things. Our alumni work in government departments, for NGOs, start ups and as post docs in sustainability research all over the world. If you want to find out more, then check out our annual review The Story Continues which focused on our alumni.
Do you have a PhD student at the University of Sheffield who could be a Grantham Scholar? Find out how to apply, what we offer, and what to expect.
We work closely with our partner sustainability teams at TUoS. Many of the researchers behind these groups are mentors to Grantham Scholars.