Maria Sharmina

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e-mail address
Maria.Sharmina@manchester.ac.uk
Title
Dr
First Name
Maria
Surname
Sharmina
Institution
University of Manchester
Phone
+44 (0)161 275 4308
Postal Address

Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research H Floor, Pariser Building Sackville Street Manchester, UK M13 9PL

Current Position
Research Fellow
Role at Tyndall

RESEARCH

Maria Sharmina is a Research Associate working with a major retailer to make its non-food supply chains more environmentally sustainable. The project engages stakeholders to develop low-waste/low-carbon future scenarios. It complements Maria's research on emissions associated with international trade for the EPSRC's Shipping in Changing Climates project. Here she has analysed implications of energy system decarbonisation for the shipping part of energy supply chains. Maria has also obtained an ESRC grant to look at how the energy/food/water Nexus is integrated across UK policies. Her previous work at the Tyndall Centre involved modelling the energy system of Russia and generating future scenarios for decarbonising the country's energy infrastructures.

 

CONSULTANCY and KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

Maria has undertaken consultancy projects with the Co-operative Group, Manchester City Council and Oxfam International. She regularly gives public talks about climate change and sustainability, and engages with policy-makers (e.g. submitting written evidence to the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Select Committee) and the media (e.g. writing for OpenDemocracy.net). Maria is currently collaborating with Professor Kevin Anderson on knowledge transfer activities during his sabbatical.

 

TEACHING

Maria has a strong interest in pedagogy relating to sustainability, energy, supply chains and innovation. She strives to deliver engaging, thought-provoking and research-informed teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Maria is also interested in the pedagogy of work-based studies. Some of the courses she has taught include Sustainable Innovation Management, Cases in Sustainable Development, Sustainable Business, Renewable Energy and Clean Technology, and Environmental Problems.

 

Research Interests

Energy systems; Emission scenarios; Russia’s climate and energy policies; Shale gas; Emissions from international trade; Sustainable supply chains

Other website
https://twitter.com/MariaSharmi
Academia.edu
https://manchester.academia.edu/MariaSharmina/Papers

Research Themes

ENERGY AND EMISSIONS

PhD Researchers Profile

Tyndall Research Theme
Energy
Duration of your PhD
2009/2013
Thesis's Supervisor
Dr Alice Bows-Larkin, Prof Kevin Anderson

Expertise

Emissions Scenarios

History

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