Meet the team

Dr Graeme Sherriff

Graeme is Reader in Environment and Society in the School of Health and Society at the University of Salford. His research focuses on the intersection of environmental sustainability and social justice with a view to informing policy and critically engaging with debates on how environmental measures can reduce inequality and enhance social inclusion. He has published in the fields of energy, transport, food and environmental justice and played prominent roles in projects funded by the ESRC, EPSRC, DECC, Tesco and General Electric. He has worked extensively with the local government, housing, voluntary and community sectors. He is chair and a founding member of the Fuel Poverty and Research Network and on the secretariat of the Cycling and Society Research Group.

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Dr Nick Davies

After 10 years at UCLAN within the Institute of Transport and Tourism and then 3.5 years at University of Salford within UPRISE research centre, Nick has now been at Glasgow Caledonian University since 2020. He is currently Department Lead for Learning Teaching and Quality, and Programme Lead for BA(Hons) International Tourism and Event Management. He has developed a body of research around walking for recreation, leisure and tourism practices, interactions with blue and green spaces, mobilities and the built environment. He publishes in transportation and tourism journals and has produced work at international, national and local scales across a range of research projects.

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Dr Luke Blazejewski

Luke’s research interests cross multiple disciplines, including urban ecology, film practice, environmental sustainability and cycling. He completed his PhD at Salford University in 2014 and has since used filmmaking as a tool to engage people with the natural world in urban environments. He has worked on a range of research projects, from flood mitigation strategies across Greater Manchester, to how museums might use natural collections to better connect people with nature. His films have been screened at festivals around the world, and in 2015 he received Salford University’s Alumni Achievement Award for his conservation work in the city.

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Ian Cookson

Ian’s research interests are focussed on Active Travel and how we develop modal shift away from car-centric societies, working alongside TFGM and community groups. Ian’s research is aligned with his PhD, undertaken at Manchester Metropolitan University into social identity theory and transport choice. Alongside his research Ian is also a Sport and Exercise Psychologist in Training (SEPiT), and it is Ian’s passion for sport and physical activity which drives much of his work.

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