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MSc Sustainability students celebrate dissertation success

Published: 30 May 2017 at 17:25

Photo of the Director of Education for Sustainability, Alison Greig

MSc Sustainability students’ research recognised with publications and nomination for award.

Nathalie Ruhs (2015) and Robin Eagle (2015) were both successful having their dissertations published in peer reviewed journals. 

Robin looked at the UK Government’s move to devolve power, and what this meant for local environmentalism:
Eagle, R., Jones, A. and Greig, A., 2017. Localism and the environment: A critical review of UK Government localism strategy 2010-2015. Local Economy, 32(1), pp55-72.

Nathalie looked at sustainable development and the call for environmental protection to be codified in international law:

Ruhs, N. and Jones, A., 2016. The implementation of Earth Jurisprudence through substantive constitutional rights of nature. Sustainability, 8(2), pp174.

Victoria Circus (2016) had an article Alternative proteins: meet the future of meat based on her final project included in an edition of Environmental Scientist focused on the theme of feeding our growing population: https://www.the-ies.org/resources/feeding-nine-billion

Michaela Fenech (2016) was nominated for the Planning and Environment Research Group (PERG) Postgraduate Dissertation prize 2016, for her project exploring the role of collective leadership to embed sustainability into social practices, winning a runner up prize.

Course leader Dr Alison Greig (pictured) says this recognition is a result of a strong culture of research behind the Master’s degree: “Students on our MSc Sustainability are very much part of the Global Sustainability Institute’s research community, and experience much of their learning through research and inquiry. This is leading to some impressive Major Project work.”