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School of Health and Society

Dr Graeme Sherriff

Research Fellow


Graeme Sherriff joined the Sustainable Housing and Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU) in September 2013, having been a post-doctorial Research Associate at the University of Manchester for eight years. He has also worked in local government in transportation and health policy, and the NGO sector as a community organiser in sustainable transport. He leads SHUSU’s Sustainability and Society theme.

Research Interests

Dr. Graeme’s research focuses on the intersection of environmental sustainability and social justice with a view to informing policy and critically engaging with debates on how environmental measures can reduce inequality and enhance social inclusion. He has published in the fields of energy, transport, food and environmental justice and played prominent roles in projects funded by the ESRC, EPSRC, DECC, Tesco and General Electric. He has worked extensively with the local government, housing, voluntary and community sectors. He is a founding member of the Fuel Poverty and Research Network and on the secretariat of the Cycling and Society Research Group.

Qualifications and Memberships

1998: BSc Mathematics and Music (Keele University)

1999: MA Environmental Law and Policy (Keele University)

PhD Planning (University of Manchester)


Sherriff, G. (2016) 'Food and environmental justice', in: Rawlinson, M C & Ward, C (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Food Ethics, 1 edition, Routledge, London, UK.

Carter, J & Sherriff, G (2016). 'Adapting to Climate Change: Getting More from Spatial Planning', in: Filho, W L (ed.), Innovation in Climate Change Adaptation, Springer, Switzerland.

Sherriff, G. (2014). 'Voting on sustainable transport: communication and governance challenges in Greater Manchester's "congestion charge" referendum', Local Environment.

Sherriff, G (2014). 'Drivers of and barriers to urban energy in the UK: a Delphi survey', Local Environment, 19(5).

Sherriff, G (2009). 'Routledge, P. (2009). Towards healthy local food: issues in achieving Just Sustainability', Local Environment, 14(1).

Complete list:

Postgraduate research

  • Sustainability
  • Energy
  • Social justice
  • Transport
  • Health