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Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Science and Technology academics present research at London seminar

Dr Waleed Montasser and Dr Terry Tudor from the Department of Geographical and Environmental Sciences, in the School of Science and Technology, recently presented the findings from two MSc projects, at a seminar organised by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), in London.

The projects entitled ‘Voluntary and Community Sector organisations (furniture re-use) and the sustainable consumption and production agenda in the UK’ that was undertaken by John Dururu and supervised by Dr Tudor and ‘The use of social media in local authority waste management practices in England’ that was conducted by Raheel Jafri and supervised by Dr Montasser, were funded by Defra and the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM).


Dr Waleed Montasser presenting at the Defra seminar
The aim of the event was to examine the policy implications of the findings and to highlight areas for future research.  This was the first time in the seven year history of the CIWM/Defra programme that students and supervisors were invited to present their findings at Defra. The seminar was attended by representatives from Defra, the CIWM, the Wastes and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) and other academics. 

Copies of the two MSc dissertations are available at the following link: