Jana Green

Grantham Centre Administrator

Jana Green is our Centre Administrator. She moved to the UK in 2017 and is originally from Prague, Czech Republic.

Her background is in visual arts and film – she holds a Master’s Degree in Arts Management. In the past she worked for a cinema network, an ethnographic museum and a contemporary art gallery.

Jana is passionate about climate change issues and she is eager to expand her knowledge about sustainability through her work at the Grantham Centre. She is keen to assist the amazingly talented Grantham Scholars in creating a better future for all of us (and saving the world)!

Her role at the Grantham Centre involves supporting the Grantham Scholars, planning the students’ training, organising sustainability events and various administrative duties. Recently she’s also been doing some communications tasks such as looking after the Grantham Centre website and social media to promote the amazing research conducted at the Grantham Centre. Jana is also in charge of our internal sustainability newsletter.

You can email Jana at the above email address or phone her on 0114 222 0071 (ext 20071).

Green Impact

Jana led a Green Impact project SHEFF-Yield in 2020 – 2022 that encouraged people in Sheffield to grow their own food. Find out more about SHEFF-Yield on their website.

You can also read this blog: My experience with Green Impact by Jana Green.

Jana at Uppsala University

In March 2023, Jana got awarded the University of Sheffield’s Erasmus+ staff mobility funding. Thanks to that she got to spend a week at CEMUS, Uppsala University, Sweden. Similar to the Grantham Centre, CEMUS is an interdisciplinary centre focusing on sustainability education and research.

During her stay at Uppsala, Jana gained a valuable insight into how a different university sustainability centre operates. She attended several classes and training sessions together with the CEMUS students and made lots of new connections. She brought many ideas back to Sheffield on how to improve the way the Grantham Centre works. This includes ideas for new training sessions based on the students’ feedback or a possibility for collaboration between CEMUS and the Grantham Centre. Jana also hosted a successful reciprocal visit of a CEMUS representative in September 2023.

One of the direct outcomes of Jana’s staff mobility visit to Uppsala University is her restarting the Grantham Centre sustainability series. The first event in the series that Jana organised was ‘Reflections on COP28: Talking the talk or walking the walk?’ which was held in February 2024.

More about Jana

In 2022, Jana was nominated together with the Centre Manager, Deborah Beck, for ‘brilliant doctoral supervision’ in the Think Ahead scheme, which aims to recognise and celebrate people who support PhDs. In 2023, Jana also got nominated together with Deborah for the University of Sheffield’s Education Awards.

Jana attended a talk of our funder, Jeremy Grantham, at Oxford University in April 2022. You can read about this experience here.

You can connect with Jana on LinkedIn.

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