Core team

Professor Andy Gouldson

Professor of Sustainability Research; Director - ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy

Faye McAnulla

Research Fellow

Sarah Colenbrander

Research Fellow

Andrew Sudmant

Research Fellow

Research partners

Niall Kerr

Research Assistant

Effie Papargyropoulou

Research Fellow

Stephen Hall

Research Fellow

Paola Hernandez Montes de Oca

Research Fellow

Sofia Amelia Castro Salvador

Lecturer/researcher, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima

Cayo Leonidas Ramos Taipe

Assistant Professor, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Lima

Joyashree Roy

Professor of Economics and Coordinator of the Global Change Programme, Jadavpur University

Professor Andy Gouldson

Professor of Sustainability Research; Director - ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy

Professor Andy Gouldson leads the Climate Smart Cities programme and is Director of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy. He is an interdisciplinary environmental social scientist who has worked on the relations between economic development and the environment since 1990. He sits on the expert advisory panel on social sciences for the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change and the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Contact: a.gouldson (at) leeds.ac.uk

Faye McAnulla

Research Fellow

Faye is managing the delivery of the Climate Smart Cities programme in Peru. She has over ten years of experience as a carbon and energy specialist, including serving as a member of E.ON UK’s Low Carbon Steering Group and Corporate Social Responsibility Board, as Head of Climate Change at Atkins and as the Strategy Trustee for Environmental Policy UK. Faye has an MBA (Distinction) from Warwick Business School, an MA (Natural Sciences) from the University of Cambridge and an MSc (Environmental Technology) from Imperial College London.

Sarah Colenbrander

Research Fellow

Sarah works as a Researcher at the International Institute for Environment Development, focusing on cities and climate change. Her current research explores questions around urban governance for resilience, financing climate action at the city scale and linkages between urban resilience and resource efficiency.

In her previous role as Research Fellow at the University of Leeds, Sarah led the delivery of the Climate Smart Cities programme in Malaysia, Indonesia, Brazil and Rwanda. She also supported the research teams in India and China. She continues to hold the role of Associate with the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy.

Sarah completed a BSc (Ecology) and BCom (Economics, Political Economy) with distinction at the University of Sydney, and subsequently graduated with a First from a MSc (Environment and Development) at Trinity College, Dublin. 

Andrew Sudmant

Research Fellow

Andrew is a graduate of the London School of Economics Environmental Policy and Regulation MSc. He has previously consulted on foreign direct investment in renewable energy projects in Canada, provided research on energy and climate change issues in the NGO sector and completed an internship in the Energy and Environment section of the Canadian Embassy in Washington D.C.

 

Niall Kerr

Research Assistant

Niall studied Ocean Science/Technology at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, followed by an MSc in Energy and Environment at the University of Leeds. Since completing his MSc in 2009, Niall has been working as a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds. Niall was involved in the Mini-Stern Reviews for Leeds City Region, Sheffield City Region, the Humber, Birmingham and the wider urban area and Kolkata.

Effie Papargyropoulou

Research Fellow

Effie studied Geology at the University of Athens, Greece, and completed her MSc in Environmental Engineering in 2003 at Newcastle University. She has over six years experience as an environmental consultant in the UK before moving to Malaysia to become a Lecturer at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). Effie is currently completing her PhD through the University of Leeds on food waste prevention.

Stephen Hall

Research Fellow

Steve's first degree in Conservation Management was followed by an MSc in Sustainable Resource Management at the University of Hull. Steve has held diverse roles in the public sector working on waste management, environmental policy, climate change strategy and environmental management systems. Steve returned to the University of Hull in 2010 to study for his PhD on low carbon cities, during which he worked on the Climate Smart Cities project in Kolkata. He is now working at the University of Leeds focusing on the transition to low carbon energy systems.

 

 

Paola Hernandez Montes de Oca

Research Fellow

Paola obtained a BSc in Business Administration in ITESM (Mexico) and a second BSc in Economics in UNAM (Mexico). She worked for the Mexican government and for private consulting companies before completing a PhD at the University of Leeds investigating to what extent SMEs in a developing context are able to face climate change. Paola has subsequently been employed by the University of Leeds on Project ICAD (Informing Climate Adaptation Decisions) and the Climate Smart Cities project in Lima, and by UNAM as a Lecturer in Financial Mathematics and General Accountancy.

Sofia Amelia Castro Salvador

Lecturer/researcher, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima

Sofia studied Economics at Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP) and completed her Masters in Environmental Development in 2008 at the same university. She has over ten years experience as a researcher in development, poverty and the environment, and is a professor at PUCP at undergraduate and graduate level. Sofia is currently coordinator of research and projects at Institute of Nature, Earth and Renewal Energy Sciences at PUCP.

Cayo Leonidas Ramos Taipe

Assistant Professor, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Lima

Cayo studied Agricultural Engineering at the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (UNALM), Peru, and is finishing his PhD in water resources in the same university. He has more than fifteen years of experience as a consultant and professor of water resources. He conducts his research on behalf of  Peruvian and international institutions including the Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank and the Food and Agricultural Organisation.

Joyashree Roy

Professor of Economics and Coordinator of the Global Change Programme, Jadavpur University

Joyashree Roy is currently the Professor of Economics, coordinates the Global Change Programme and also directs  Ryoichi Sasakawa Young  Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) Project  at Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India. She was on the Nobel Peace Prize winning IPCC panel in 2007, has been a chapter author of Global Energy Assessment and has published more than 70 articles in peer reviewed journals. Joyashree's research focuses on  multidisciplinary approaches to understanding development challenges, with particularly extensive experience working with developing country data.