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GSD Virtual Year Book 2021

  • This virtual year book has been created to record the thoughts and reflections of some of the GSD Class of 2021 and our staff. If you would like to submit your own message and photo, please see our student form and staff form.
  • To view the Class of 2021 photos, please see here.
  • Please note, the views expressed on this page are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of the Global Sustainable Development Department at the University of Warwick.

Dissertation acknowledgements

Supervisee: Daveena Saranna

Supervisor: Dr Marco J Haenssgen

"Dr Marco J Haenssgen – This study would not have been possible without the constant help and support so kindly provided this past year. Thank you for being as passionate about my work as I am, and for believing in me when I didn’t believe in myself. I have been able to truly express myself through my work, which is a gift; one I haven’t taken for granted. This project is so personal, and you have helped to make a lifelong difference for the participants – thank you."

Supervisee: Luke Netherclift

Supervisor: Dr Alastair Smith

"Many staff members from the Global Sustainable Development department have supported this research along the way including Dr Marco Haenssgen for their help with the ethical approval and research design (and setting records for email response times!) and Dr Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla for providing support in the ethics process. I am grateful to Dr Marta Guerriero and Dr Maria Gavris for their help in the quantitative analysis. Thanks must go to Dr Cathia Jenainati and Dr Marta Guerriero for inspiring me to take Global Sustainable Development. I am incredibly grateful for the support from the whole school, including staff and course mates, in making these last three years some of the most special. I hope to take forward the confidence and knowledge instilled in me and the interdisciplinary mindset in the next stage of my journey to continue to learn and aspire to make a sustainable impact. Special thanks must also go to GSD alumnus Liam Shah, Dr Nathan Eva from Monash Business School and Haley Beer from Warwick Business School for their help in developing the research question and designing the research."

Supervisee: Luke Netherclift

Supervisor: Dr Alastair Smith

"Firstly, I express my gratitude to my supervisor, Dr Alastair Smith, for his continued support throughout this journey . Alastair challenged me to approach this research from new perspectives, offering many insights for improving this research and enlightening me into the world of critical realism which I have grown a fond obsession for."

Supervisee: Lara Onel

Supervisor: Dr Marta Guerriero

"First and foremost, I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to my dissertation supervisor, Dr. Marta Guerriero, whose enthusiastic and invaluable support throughout every stage of this dissertation has made this the most enjoyable and enriching academic milestone throughout my degree. As a student, a great measure of motivation flourishes with a supervisor’s recognition of the potential within one’s endeavours – indeed, it has been Dr. Guerriero’s insightful and constructive guidance that enabled me to persevere throughout the hurdles of this process with great optimism."

Supervisee: Jocelyn Pembele

Supervisor: Dr Peter Dwyer

"Thank you, Peter Dwyer; your unwavering support from the beginning to the end is greatly appreciated. The best supervisor who has assisted me in developing one of my best pieces of work so far during my academic career."