Claire Brown

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

Peel Building - Room 304

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Current positions

Teaching Fellow, Environmental Management and Safety and Health


I am an experience Environmental Professional with over 15 years’ experience in industry. I started my professional career with a Graduate placement at Manchester Airport, where I spent 12 months covering a wide-range of environmental management topics. I then went into private consultancy (now AECOM) working on road widening schemes and focussing on the office environmental management system. From there I moved onto more focussed environmental management consultancy including contaminated land work and due diligence auditing, which took me to the Channel Islands and Belgium. After this role, I went to work for one of the Groundwork Trusts on an EU funded SME support programme within Lancashire, focussing on resource efficiency and renewables funding support.

I then took on a sole practitioner role within the Estates department at Lancashire Police. Leading on energy and environmental management issues across the estate. This including managing the energy budgets for over 200 properties and pushing forward with energy efficiency projects to reduce the carbon footprint of the force.

Most recently my career took me to be a Sustainability Manager for a large construction company, where I successfully achieved certification for ISO14001:2015 and ISO9001:2015 across the business.

Prior to starting at Salford, I started my PhD in Power Networks at the University of Manchester. Focussing on Heating and Cooling demand in Housing in a Changing Climate.


Corporate Environmental Management, Housing and Sustainability, Professional Practice, Energy and Sustainability and Standards and Auditing.

Research Interests

Energy demand in Housing, Climate Change and Dwellings, Cooling and Heating requirements in Housing.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • Undergraduate Enhanced master’s in landscape planning and Management MLPM – University of Manchester 2003.


  • Advanced EMS Auditor – 2007
  • ILM Level 3 certificate in Facilities Management – 2014.
  • Chartered Environmentalist CEnv – 2016.
  • Full member of IEMA – 2016.
  • NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety – 2018.
  • Student member of CIBSE – 2018.