Our people

Here you can find contact details and information for the Grantham Centre’s people. 

All our people work together to create a sustainable future. Stay up to date with all our sustainability news: join our newsletter.

Our teams

Many Happy Returns is a great example of our multidisciplinary work. Because chemists, psychologists, engineers and language experts all work together on this project. And they work with an equally diverse group from business (global and local) and policy.

You can also find out more about our Management Team, who are responsible for the overall ethos of the Grantham Centre.

But don’t forget our Operations Group, they run the Grantham Centre day-to-day. If you want to get in touch with us, this is the best place to start.

To find out about the Grantham Scholars, look for their dedicated project pages. Find out more about the Grantham Centre here.

You can look up The University of Sheffield staff here.

Plastics: Redefining Single Use

Plastics: Redefining Single-Use was a multidisciplinary research project with a team of world-class experts.

Joanna Gavins

Prof Joanna Gavins

Professor of English Language and Literature

Thomas Webb

Professor Thomas L. Webb

Professor of Psychology

A photograph of Rorie

Dr Rorie Parsons

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Dr Harriet Baird

Dr Harriet Baird

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

James Wilsdon and Grantham Scholar George Asiamah who he supervises

Professor James Wilsdon

(Former) Associate Director

a photograph of Sarah Greenwood

Sarah Greenwood

Consultant

Rachael Rothman

Professor Rachael Rothman

Grantham Centre Co-Director

Professor Peter Jackson

Co-Director of the Institute for Sustainable Food

A close up on Tony Ryan at work in his lab

Professor Tony Ryan OBE

Grantham Centre Co-Director

Dr Richard Bruce

Grantham Centre Chief Business Advisor

Deborah Beck outside the Grantham Centre

Deborah Beck

Grantham Centre Manager

Many Happy Returns

Many Happy Returns is a multidisciplinary research project with a team of world-class experts.

Paul Mattinson

Technician

A photo of Maryam Hoseini

Maryam Hoseini

Research Associate

Seth Mehl

Dr Seth Mehl

Lecturer

Joanna Gavins

Prof Joanna Gavins

Professor of English Language and Literature

Thomas Webb

Professor Thomas L. Webb

Professor of Psychology

Jana Green

Grantham Centre Administrator

A photograph of Rorie

Dr Rorie Parsons

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Dr Harriet Baird

Dr Harriet Baird

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

a photograph of Sarah Greenwood

Sarah Greenwood

Consultant

Rachael Rothman

Professor Rachael Rothman

Grantham Centre Co-Director

Professor Peter Jackson

Co-Director of the Institute for Sustainable Food

A close up on Tony Ryan at work in his lab

Professor Tony Ryan OBE

Grantham Centre Co-Director

Dr Richard Bruce

Grantham Centre Chief Business Advisor

Deborah Beck outside the Grantham Centre

Deborah Beck

Grantham Centre Manager

Co-creating sustainable solutions in Zaatari

We work with academics, experts and refugees co-creating sustainable solutions to life at the Zaatari refugee camp.

Patrick Fairclough

Professor Patrick Fairclough

Professor of Composite Engineering

Dr Moaed Al Meselmani

Dr Moaed Ali Al Meselmani

Refugees and sustainability

Duncan Cameron

Professor Duncan Cameron

Chair in Environmental Sustainability

A close up on Tony Ryan at work in his lab

Professor Tony Ryan OBE

Grantham Centre Co-Director

Deborah Beck outside the Grantham Centre

Deborah Beck

Grantham Centre Manager

Operations Team

Richard Sulley

Senior Research Fellow in Sustainability Policy

Jana Green

Grantham Centre Administrator

Rachael Rothman

Professor Rachael Rothman

Grantham Centre Co-Director

A close up on Tony Ryan at work in his lab

Professor Tony Ryan OBE

Grantham Centre Co-Director

Dr Richard Bruce

Grantham Centre Chief Business Advisor

Deborah Beck outside the Grantham Centre

Deborah Beck

Grantham Centre Manager

Management Group

Richard Sulley

Senior Research Fellow in Sustainability Policy

Cat Dale

Cat Dale

Campaigns & Alumni Relations

Professor Solomon Brown

Professor of Process and Energy Systems

Professor Martin Mayfield-Tulip

Professor Martin Mayfield-Tulip

Professor of Engineering Design

Bhavani Shankar

Professor Bhavani Shankar

Professorial Research Fellow in Food and Health

Jana Green

Grantham Centre Administrator

Rachael Rothman

Professor Rachael Rothman

Grantham Centre Co-Director

Professor Peter Jackson

Co-Director of the Institute for Sustainable Food

A close up on Tony Ryan at work in his lab

Professor Tony Ryan OBE

Grantham Centre Co-Director

Dr Richard Bruce

Grantham Centre Chief Business Advisor

Deborah Beck outside the Grantham Centre

Deborah Beck

Grantham Centre Manager