Andrew Mcclelland

Andrew Mcclelland


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I am a Research Fellow at the Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS) working to enhance societal resilience to disruptions with particular interests in place leadership and resilience governance. I currently work on the Resilience Beyond Observed Capabilities Network+ project (, as well as with the National Consortium for Societal Resilience ( At AMBS, I was previously a Research Associate on the Recovery, Renewal, Resilience project (, which supported local government on COVID-19 recovery planning.

I previously held postdoc positions at the University of Liverpool (2018 -2020), and at Maynooth University in Ireland (2016-2018), in the latter case leading on an EU-funded Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Fellowship.

I obtained my PhD from Ulster University in 2014 where I investigated the destruction of the historic urban landscape of Belfast during the Northern Irish ‘Troubles'. I completed an MA in Town and Country Planning at the University of the West of England in 2008. I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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