Philippa Calver

Philippa Calver


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Philippa a is PhD researcher in the Tyndall Centre for Climate change research. Her research is funded by the EPSRC through the University of Manchester Centre for Doctoral Training.

Working with Dr Sarah Mander and Dr Dr Ruth Wood, Philippa is bringing together research on domestic demand-side response and 'energy justice' to understand the impications of energy system innovation on different facets of society.

Prior to this PhD Philippa worked at Keele University supporting the development of the sustainability strategy, and embedding sustainability into the core and co-curriculum. In this role Philippa was elected to the national Members Advisory Council of the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges. Philippa is an Associate of the Higher Education Academy, and is passionate about sustainability education. She has experience delivering HE material using different pedagogies to different group types and sizes.

Prior to working in HE Philippa worked for the Young Foundation, a social innovation charity where she supported a future leaders programme. She also delivered the National Citizenship Service supporting 16 and 17 year olds reflect on their role in society and how to have a positive impact.

Her MA was from Forum for the Future, a leading sustainable development charity, delivered in collaboration with Middlesex University. Whilst doing this she was lucky enough to gain insight on sustainability innovations within different facets of society through placements; for example in the Environmental Audit Select Committee, Bank of America Merill Lynch and the RSPB. 

Philippa holds a BSc in Environmental Management from the University of Birmingham. She is passionate about all things outdoors and spends her spare time kayaking, climbing and wandering.

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 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

PGCert Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and Practice, University of Keele

1 Sept 201331 Jul 2014

Award Date: 31 Jul 2014

Master of Arts, MA Leadership for Sustainable Development, Forum for the Future

1 Sept 201031 Aug 2011

Award Date: 31 Aug 2011

Bachelor of Science, BSc Environmental Management, University of Birmingham

20 Sept 20071 Jul 2010

Award Date: 1 Jul 2010

External positions

Module Tutor: 'Leadership in action', University of Manchester (UOM)

1 Sept 201731 Jan 2018

Guest Speaker: Careers and Sustainability, World Student Environment Summit

5 Aug 2016

Module Leader: Greening Business, Sustainability and Employability, University of Keele

15 Jan 201610 Jun 2018

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Energy
  • Manchester Energy
  • Policy@Manchester


  • Demand side response
  • Energy justice
  • Energy networks
  • Energy system transition
  • Climate change


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