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Paul Dewick is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research in Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester.
 
He is Professor of Sustainability within the Department of Strategy, Enterprise and Sustainability, Faculty of Business and Law, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Prior to that he was Professor of Sustainability and Innovation at Keele University’s Business School, UK, where he also served as Keele Business School Research Director, as well as Deputy Director of Keele’s Institute for Sustainable Futures., and Professor of Sustainability and Innovation at Keele Business School, Keele University. 
 
He is a member of the Steering Committee of Future Earth's Knowledge Action Network on Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production (https://futureearth.org/networks/knowledge-action-networks/systems-of-sustainable-consumption-and-production/), and co-leads the Working Group on Circular Economy (https://sscp.futureearth.org/our-work/working-group-circular-economy/).     
 
Paul's research explores the role of innovation in systems of sustainable consumption and production. More recently he has explored the factors facilitating and hindering the circular economy, and the sustainability implications of innovations stimulated by crises. His research has been funded by external grants totalling over £1.5m from a diverse set of funders including the US National Science Foundation, Innovate UK, Innovation Fund Denmark, ESRC, EPSRC. Most recently, he received funding in 2021 from the British Academy to explore regenerative and circular practices in the Amazon region. The project will report in 2023.  
 
Between 2007 and 2018 Paul was a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at AMBS. He was awarded The University of Manchester Distinguished Achievement Award Teacher of the Year in 2015 for his outstanding contribution to innovation in teaching and excellence in education. He was MBS Academic of the Year for undergraduate programmes in 2011 and a member of the MBS Teaching Academy. He is an alumnus of the International Teachers Programme, which he attended at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Chicago in 2011.
 
Since 2016 he has taken his innovative teaching and learning approach beyond the classroom to tackle environmental and social challenges. His work was recognised with an award for 'Outstanding Contribution to Social Innovation' at The University of Manchester 'Making a Difference for Social Responsibility 2019'.

Research interests

Paul's research explores the role of innovation in systems of sustainable consumption and production. He explores both technological and non-technological (e.g. organisational, institutional) change and has focused on the built environment and food systems. His most recent work explores the factors facilitating and hindering the circular economy and innovations in response to crises. He has been PI or Co-I on external grants totalling over £1.5m.
 
Dr. Dewick is an elected member of the Steering Committee of Future Earth's Knowledge Action Network on Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production (KANSSCP). With Professor Joseph Sarkis (WPI) and Professor Joerg Hofstetter (Kedge), he co-chairs Future Earth’s KANSSCP Working Group on the Circular Economy. He is also an editorial board member of Springer’s Circular Economy and Sustainability journal. 
 
Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of his research, he has published in leading management journals such as Research Policy, R&D Management and Ecological Economics, and other high impact journals such as Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Industrial Ecology and Process Safety and the Environment. See 'Publications' tab.
 
Paul is a member of the  British Academy of Management Peer Review College and UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships Peer Review College.  
 

Teaching

Paul is committed to providing high quality, research led teaching using innovative techniques to improve the learning experience of students. Paul’s teaching ethos revolves around creating interaction in the classroom and he aims to provide an intellectually stimulating and challenging learning environment for students. Recognition of Paul’s outstanding contribution to teaching at The University of Manchester include: 

• The University of Manchester Distinguished Achievement Award Teacher of the Year 2015

• MBS Academic of the Year for UG Programmes in 2011

• 'Excellent' teaching in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018 as measured by the student satisfaction survey

Beyond the University, in 2016, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) ‘Innovations that inspire’ highlighted Paul’s interactive teaching approach for challenging the status quo and making an impact on pedagogy within and beyond the University. In 2015 he was invited to present his teaching approach at Vlerick Business School and at an Academy of Management Professional Development Workshop. Paul is also an Alumnus of the International Teachers Programme (ITP), which he attended at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University in 2010 (see http://www.itp-schools.com/). 

Opportunities

Paul has supervised six PhD researchers to completion. Most recently, in 2020 and 2019, Isabelle Velasquez Bellido and Jose Pineda Mendoza completed their theses exploring the relationship between corporate financial performance and corporate sustainability performance in Latin American countries, and the process of formalisation in developing countries respectively. In 2018, Yu Chia Ko completed his thesis exploring the role of government policy in supporting the UK's carbon capture and storage technology innovation system. In 2017, Nichola Hutson completed her thesis exploring the institutional work of an industry association in the greening of industrial sectors. In 2016, Oliver Laasch completed his thesis exploring business model change through embedding corporate responsibility-sustainability: logics, devices and actor networks. In 2014, Leonie Dendler completed her thesis exploring the effectiveness of sustainability meta-labelling. 

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 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, An econometric analysis of the UK market for audit services, The University of Manchester

Award Date: 15 Nov 2005

External positions

Professor of Sustainability and Innovation, University of Keele

1 May 2020 → …

Steering Committee Member, Future Earth Knowledge Action Network on Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production

1 Oct 2018 → …

Reader in Sustainability, Technology and Innovation Management, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)

1 Oct 201830 Apr 2020

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Energy
  • Energy
  • Manchester Institute of Innovation Research
  • Manchester Environmental Research Institute

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