Thom Cooper

University of Leeds

Sustainability Manager

University of Leeds

Thom is Sustainability Manager at the University of Leeds, leading on embedding sustainability across research, teaching and operations through engagement, collaboration and partnership. His key areas of work are sustainability in the curriculum, sustainability in research, and staff engagement. Thom led the development of the University’s Living Lab programme and continues to drive this as a core element of sustainable research and teaching.

Thom graduated from The University of Leeds in 2004 and gained an MA in Sustainable Development in 2006. He is a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and Member of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA). Thom began his career in the Third Sector, advising SMEs on environmental management and compliance, before spending nearly a decade in the water industry as an environmental officer, environmental advisor to construction and capital delivery and more latterly as a lead sustainability advisor developing and driving corporate strategy.

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