The Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability (NIReS) coordinates research across traditional discipline boundaries to deliver practical, engaged solutions to real-world issues, under the banner of Enough, For All, Forever. Sustainability is one of three societal challenge themes on which the Newcastle University marshals a significant proportion of its research power, as part of its commitment to excellence with impact. Its ambition is to firmly establish Newcastle University as Europe's leading centre of expertise in the principles and practice of sustainability. In pursuit of this ambition, it is focusing its efforts on specific clusters of internationally-leading research around 10 cross-cutting thematic areas, each of which is headed by a senior academic Theme Coordinator, who works closely with the Institute Director and the Director of Research to deliver an integrated, top-level contribution to the global sustainability debate. - Energy - Water - Transport - Marine - Food - Terrestrial - Urban and Rural Economy - Products and Processes - Health and Environment - Justice and Governance The last thematic cluster, 'Justice and Governance', under-pins all the others, providing the ethical and organisational principles from which specific interventions can be developed. The Institute is served by a small support team, which draws together the thematic inputs and provides opportunities for collaborative research and engagement between thematic areas.
Areas of focus
Leader gender: Male Leader(s) (2016): Professor Phil Taylor
Leader gender: Male