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The Sustainability Team 

Jo Chamberlain

Joanna Chamberlain

Director of Sustainability

Joanna Chamberlain joined the University of Exeter in October 2022 from the University of Cambridge where she held the role of Head of Sustainability.

Prior to joining the University of Cambridge in July 2012, Joanna was Senior Policy Adviser for Sustainable Development at the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), leading the development and implementation of HEFCE`s sustainable development strategy and carbon reduction strategy for higher education in England.  

Joanna is a Chartered Environmentalist, a Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment and a Fellow of the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC). In 2022, she was also named on the inaugural ENDS Report Power List as one of the 100 UK environmental professionals who have made the greatest impact in the past two years. 



Fraser Browning

Technical Evaluator

As Technical Evaluator Fraser is responsible for defining the process for carbon emissions and environmental impact evaluations on university activity, alongside overseeing key strategic priorities including Scope 3 Decarbonisation, our Nature Based Solutions Strategy and Carbon Accounting. This allows Fraser to develop and support business cases with an emphasis on carbon reduction and environmental net gain to ensure we reach our target of achieving Net Zero before 2030. Fraser entered the world of sustainability first in the construction industry as a consultant, before moving into data management and software design with his own tech start-up. He now applies this experience to translating data analysis into tangible action and behavioural change.


Giovanni Currado

Sustainable Travel and Transport Manager

Giovanni leads on delivery of the University Sustainable Travel & Transport Plan, reviewing and analysing travel data and implementing projects identified to support low carbon commitment and modal shift, achieving Net Zero before 2030.

A commitment to campaigning for better integrated transport systems, facilitating exchange between all who influence or use a transport infrastructure and raising awareness to bring about change is a priority.

Since 2002, as an architect, urban and transport planner, he has worked as a consultant to local authorities, public and private companies, leading international projects and feasibility studies of passenger and freight transport systems, as well as traffic studies and road safety plans for both rural and urban regeneration.




Tanya Dale

Project Manager

Tanya joined the University in January 2020 as a Project Manager within the Strategic Delivery Unit working on Project Enhance. Tanya joined from her role as a Project Manager of a financial company having spent 17 years delivering complex, multidisciplinary, multi-cultural global finance projects. Tanya is the Project Manager for the Sustainabilty Team, managing Sustainabilty projects, providing project management support and guidance to the team; and building commitment within the team.  Tanya also provides support with business cases with the emphasis of reducing carbon and ensuring we reach our target of becoming Net Zero by 2030. 

Phone: 01392 72 6236

Daniela Farina

LEAF Project Manager

Implements the Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF) at the University of Exeter, to support more sustainable and cost-effective laboratory research and management. You can find out more about this role here



Chris Guggiari-Peel

Data Analyst (Scope 3)

Chris is part of the Carbon Reporting team, focusing on the Scope 3 part of the university’s carbon footprint. This includes travel, waste (both general and from construction projects), investments and bought goods & services. Scope 3 comprises the majority of the footprint and so collecting and reporting this data is vital to our overall aim of reducing our emissions by 100% before 2050. This data will help to shape more sustainable policies and evaluate carbon saving initiatives. Chris also runs the Biodiversity thematic forum which creates and develops projects to improve the habitat quality and natural environment of the university’s campuses.


Lianne Moore

Environmental Benchmarking and EMS Lead

Lianne is the Environmental Benchmarking & EMS Lead for the Sustainability Team, leading on the coordination, collation and submission of University data to environmental benchmarking indices and overseeing the delivery of the Environmental Management System (EMS). 

Lianne is an Associate of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).




Nigel Morris

Strategic Waste & Resources Manager

Nigel joined the University in April 2021 in a role created in response to the Climate Emergency. He is focused on leading the University towards a more sustainable future by way of innovation regarding waste. He'll be concentrated on creating a circular economy pan-university by discovering opportunities to design out waste, reuse and re-purpose, repair and recycle. Nigel leads on the implementation and upkeep of the Waste Strategy and Waste Standard, progressing projects within the associated thematic forum, acts as guardian of the ISO:14001 Environmental Management System and is responsible for the waste related elements of the Legislation Update Service. He'll also support our Procurement and Estates teams regarding sustainable waste and recycling options for bought services & goods and construction projects. Nigel will continue to promote and advance the E&CE Policy.


Victoria Patch

Communications and Engagement Lead

Victoria joined the University of Exeter in May 2022 as Communications and Engagement Lead. She has worked for nearly 20 years in the arts in festival management, communications and development.

She will be looking to raise the profile of the Sustainabilty team and the research, activities and events they are involved in to both staff, students and the wider community.


Andy Seaman

Energy Manager

Andy is the Energy Manager at the University of Exeter and provides specialist advice and leadership in all aspects of energy, water and utilities management across the University's estate portfolio of over 200 buildings. Andy is responsible for developing and implementing the University of Exeter’s Net Zero Carbon energy infrastructure through improving the University's energy efficiency, renewable energy development and embedding low carbon practice in the University’s design, refurbishment and operation of its buildings. Andy has been involved in the energy industry for over 25 years, with previous roles covering a wide range of sectors including research, local authorities, education, property consultancy and renewable energy.


Melissa Summerfield

Environment and Carbon reporting Manager

Having a full and clear picture of the University’s carbon footprint is key to understanding the contribution we are making to the climate crisis. Accurate and accessible data is required for monitoring progress towards our carbon net zero target; and for prioritising carbon reducing measures.

As Environment and Carbon reporting Manager, Melissa is responsible for leading the Carbon Reporting team in ensuring the collection and analysis of scope 1, 2 and 3 data and delivering on the University’s carbon reporting requirements. This involves: establishing processes and procedures to ensure adherence to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol; sourcing and managing appropriate software for data collection and analysis; developing a data action plan with relevant parties across the University to ensure continual improvement in accuracy and coverage; and the provision of reports, dashboards and scorecards tailored to user requirements. 


Emma Tranter

Senior Administrator

Emma joined the University in January 2016 as PA to Professors Matt Lobley, Harry West and Michael Winter and Centre Administrator for the Centre for Rural Policy Research (CRPR). She joined the Sustainability team as their Senior Administrator in April 2022 providing high level administrative, programme and organisational support to the Sustainability Team.



Siôn Walters

Data Analyst (Scope 1 & 2)

As a member of the Carbon Reporting team, Siôn is responsible for the collection, management and review of energy and water data, supporting the development of a comprehensive environmental footprint for the University. Siôn reports on the University’s current energy profile, analysing trends and identifying opportunities for carbon savings. He also assists with initiatives that support the University’s Climate Emergency targets to reduce its Scope 1 & 2 emissions.


Would you like to get involved?

Thematic Forums are regularly hosted by the Sustainability Team (typically on a quarterly basis). The sessions bring together students, academics, and professional services staff and provide a platform to discuss developments, progress projects and to tackle any barriers. Current forums in place include: Education, Energy, Labs, Digital, Travel, Biodiversity, Procurement, Waste, Hospitality & Catering among other.

You can also take part via your College or Departmental Climate Action Plan, or by joining a Climate Action Group. 

To find out more about opportunities to get involved contact us at