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Sustainable economies and the food-water-energy nexus

FWE NexusThematic axes and key academic staff

Students will have a supervisory team composed of a mentor from a practice organisation as well as two academic supervisors from different disciplines across the social sciences/humanities and the sciences, broadly understood to encompass natural sciences, engineering and medicine.

The cluster will also build upon existing research project partnerships with non-academic partners such as: Arup, Jaguar Land Rover, Severn Trent, HighValue Manufacturing Catapult, Food Standards Agency, International Institute for Environment and Development and the South Centre (Geneva).

Sustainable Economies and the food-water-energy nexus

This cluster draws on Warwick’s research excellence in sustainable materials, critical data studies, business strategy and food supply systems, in order to enable students to study transformations to the food-water-energy nexus towards sustainable economic and financial relationships. You can approach any suitable supervisor across the University to discuss your proposal. Potential academic supervisors might include:

Professor Kerry Kirwan, Warwick Manufacturing Group - Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research)Link opens in a new window

Kerry has a background in engineering and will bring in expertise on the circular economy, sustainable materials, polymer processing and industrial applications.

Dr Nathaniel Tkacz, Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies - Director of the Centre for Digital InquiryLink opens in a new window

Nathaniel has a background in digital media studies and will bring in expertise on critical data studies, the digital economy, mobile payments, and digital research methods.

Dr Frederik Dahlmann, Warwick Business SchoolLink opens in a new window

Frederik has a background in management studies and will bring in expertise on decarbonisation of business models, the food-water-energy nexus, and the role of sustainable business models in driving industry transformation.

Dr Celine Tan, School of Law - Co-Director of the Centre for Law, Regulation and Governance of the Global EconomyLink opens in a new window

Celine has a background in Law and will bring in expertise on international economic law, sustainable development law and intersections between law, gender, human rights and the environment.

Professor Mandy Sadan, School for Cross-faculty Studies - Co-Director of Graduate StudiesLink opens in a new window

Mandy has a background in Asian History and will bring in expertise on humanities approaches to investigate heritage, environment and gender issues in global trade.

Dr Nick Bernards, School for Cross-faculty StudiesLink opens in a new window

Nick has a background in sociology and will bring in expertise on intersections of labour, finance, and global governance.

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