Sustainable Campus

The Team

About the Team

Contact the Team

The Team

The Sustainability Team are a part of Estates and Facilities at Newcastle University. We are responsible for the environmental management and operational sustainability of the University.

Staff list

Denise Connor
Waste Manager

Matthew Dunlop
Head of Sustainability

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3964

Annabel Kramrisch
Sustainability Communications Placement

Hannah Owens
Sustainability Manager

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7789

Charlotte Robson
Sustainability Communications Placement

Katherine Smith
Sustainability Officer

Melissa Stephenson
Sustainability Officer

Luke Whittaker
Energy & Carbon Manager

July 2023 Update: Our Team structure is comprised of 9 Sustainability professionals.

(Head of Sustainability, Sustainability Manager, Energy and Carbon Manager, Waste Manager, 3 x Sustainability Officers, 2 x Sustainability Communications Placement).

We are currently in the process of recruiting for a new Sustainability Officer following the departure of one of our Officers earlier this year.


Sustainability Staff

Outside of the Sustainability Team, there are other key members of staff working on promoting and improving sustainability at Newcastle University.

Professor Richard Davies

Pro-Vice Chancellor, Global and Sustainability

Professor Davies is responsible for Newcastle University's overarching sustainability targets, such as reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2030, as well as research and education across the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

Contact details and more information on his role can be found on his Staff Profile

Professor Philip McGowan

Professor of Conservation Science and Policy

Professor McGowan is primarily a researcher interested in informing global policy on biodiversity, and especially species conservation. He also chairs the University's Sustainable Development Goals Committee, the responsibilities of which can be viewed in the Committee's Terms of Reference.

Contact details and more information on his role can be found on his Staff Profile.

Environment and Sustainability Committee

Environment and Sustainability Committee (ESC) is the governing body on environmental and sustainability performance at Newcastle University.

ESC is a sub-group of University Executive Board (UEB) and reports to UEB on a 6-monthly basis. ESC also acts as the Management Review for the University's:

  • Environmental Management System, certified to ISO 14001
  • Energy Management System, certified to ISO 50001

Chaired by Professor Richard Davies, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Global and Sustainability, ESC brings together a wide range of academics and professional services colleagues, including:

  • experts from Engineering, Life and Environmental Sciences, and Medical Sciences
  • heads of various services across the University, including Procurement
  • the democratically elected President of the Students' Union, and Ethics and Environment Rep, representing the views of students.

Take a closer look at the EMS and EnMS Management Structure (PDF: 74KB).

For more information on ESC and its responsibilities, you can view the ESC Terms of Reference 21_22.