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Environmental Sustainability Team

The Environmental Sustainability Team is responsible for the day to day running of environmental sustainability at Oxford Brookes University. We are part of the Estates and Campus Services Directorate.

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For general sustainability related inquiries:

Michele Morley

Head of Environmental Sustainability

Michele heads up the team and leads on the strategic direction and long term planning of our environmental sustainability strategy. Enabling the university to deliver our environmental sustainability aspirations, compliance obligations, policies and strategies, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and our accredited ISO14001 Environmental Management System .

Gavin Hodgson

Decarbonisation Strategic Lead

Gavin develops and leads on the university's zero carbon strategy and action plan. A key part of his role is providing direction, advice and developing projects collaboratively with peers and senior directors to deliver organisational change and help realise the zero carbon ambitions of the university.

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Ashley Hayden

Sustainable Transport and Strategy Lead

Ashley is responsible for delivering the strategic sustainable transport vision of Oxford Brookes University to enrich a culture of sustainable travel. This role also oversees the University's consultation responses for local and national transport consultations.

For general transport-related matters:

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Charlie Fraser

Environmental Compliance Officer

Charlie’s role is to support the Head of Environmental Sustainability in maintaining legislative compliance, managing the University’s environmental management system ISO 14001 accreditation and other environmental certifications. He also helps to support the effective delivery of sustainability engagement and behaviour change programs, events and campaigns.

Currently Recruiting

Assistant Energy Manager (Building Performance)

The new role of Assistant Energy Manager (Building Performance) will have responsibility to investigate, make recommendations and put forward necessary changes for us to improve and maintain the performance of our buildings.

Procurement Team

Sonia Soni

Senior Category Analyst

Sonia leads the University's Sustainable and Ethical Procurement Strategy, ensuring that the University's procurement decisions have positive environmental, social and economic impacts over the whole life cycle of a contract.

+44 (0) 1865 483986

Communications Team

Andrea Siret

Head of Community Engagement and Social Responsibility

Andrea oversees the Community Engagement & Social Responsibility Team, developing and implementing an institutional strategy to advance the profile and reputation of Oxford Brookes University. She executes institutional-wide community and social responsibility initiatives and campaigns designed to meet the needs of the University, the local community and relevant organisations.

Brookes Union

Brookes Union has a dedicated Environmental Officer who leads the Union’s student-led environmental team. The Union currently holds a Bronze NUS Green Impact Award. 

Environmental Information Exchange (EiE)

Michael Esvelt

Operations Director

The EiE is a not-for-profit organisation which provides UK organisations with support to reduce their energy, water and waste. The EiE webpages include practical information, actions, and support to help organisations understand and implement efficiency actions.

Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD)

Founded in 2004, OISD is one of the UK's largest research institutes dedicated to sustainable development research in the built and natural environments. The institute consists of eight distinct research groups. Using a multi- and inter-disciplinary approach, it addresses the many dimensions of sustainable development and the synergies and processes that link them. OISD contributes to major Research Council programmes through various research grants. These include Living with Environmental Change, Energy research, Sustainable Urban Environments and Lifelong Health and Wellbeing.