New-look ESI web profiles

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Institute launches new-look web profiles

The University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) academic, researcher and professional staff profile web pages have been given a dramatic new look.

The refreshed pages now provide more information about the Institute’s impressive international team with links to their work and the innovative research they’re leading, much of it in Cornwall, to solve complex problems of environmental change. New content includes short films, research interests, photography taken in the field, links to business-facing Linked In profiles, and details of publications through Google Scholar.

Visitors to the website are encouraged to explore the profiles and learn about the diverse team of expert researchers the ESI has brought together at the University’s Cornwall Campus.

These include Professor Robbie McDonald, whose work involves looking at the science, policy and practical implications of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in badgers, and the impacts and management of invasive species. Another researcher within the team, Dr Clare Saunders, is an expert in social movements and protest, and is currently conducting research into whether local energy-saving initiatives can help householders reduce their energy demand.

To ‘meet the team’ please visit

The ESI works in partnership with businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to translate research and expertise into innovative business practices, products and services. Any potential business partner interested in research areas and projects referenced in the new-look profiles, should contact the Institute’s Knowledge Exchange Team.

The ESI has been funded by the European Regional Development Fund Convergence Programme (£22.9M) and the South West Regional Development Agency (£6.6M), with significant support from the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

Date: 18 June 2013

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