Dr. Graeme Sherriff

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton Building, Room C508.

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Current positions



Graeme leads research at the interface of environmental sustainability and social justice. He works on a range of societal issues including active travel, transport planning, fuel poverty and energy retrofit and green space. He utilises qualitative and quantitative methods, including innovative approaches such as social media, oral history and peer-to-peer interviewing. With a background in planning and sustainability and experience of working in the NGO and local government sectors, he works with, and has been funded by, a range of organisations including academic institutions, Government, housing providers and the private sector. He combines locally-rooted research with communities and stakeholders in the UK with strong international activity, mostly recently in Europe and Australia. He is co-director of the Sustainable Housing and Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU) and coordinator of the interdisciplinary Healthy Active Cities research group. As Chair of the Fuel Poverty Research Network and Cycling and Society Research Group steering committee member, he is committed to developing meaningful academic and practitioner dialogue.

Areas of research

Sustainability, Social inclusion, Sustainable transport, Active travel, Fuel poverty, Energy efficient retrofit, Low carbon transitions

Research Interests

  • Sustainability
  • Social inclusion
  • Sustainable transport
  • Active travel
  • Fuel poverty
  • Energy efficient retrofit
  • Low carbon transitions

Qualifications and Memberships


  • PhD from University of Manchester
  • Master of Arts from Keele University


  • Chair - Fuel Poverty Research Network (FPRN)
  • Cycling and Society Research Group
  • Healthy Active Cities