Our research collaborators

We have a number of researchers from the University of Manchester and affiliated with other institutions, working on MUO projects to make Manchester greener and sustainable city.


Caroline Jay


School of Computer Science

The University of Manchester

Caroline is a lead on the MUO project Quantifying citizen behavioural response to the city environment. She also researches interactive screens and their effectiveness at communicating and engaging the public with urban data

Caroline is also Research Director of the Software Sustainabilty Institute, and a keen advocate for open and reproducible science.

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Sheena Cruickshank

Professor in Biomedical Sciences and Public Engagement

Division of Infection, Immunity & Respiratory Medicine

The University of Manchester


Hugh Coe

Professor of Atmospheric Composition

Earth and Environmental Sciences - Academic & Research Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

The University of Manchester

The main focus of Hugh's research is on improving the knowledge of the physics and chemistry of atmospheric aerosols.

Hugh's current research interests include: biomass burning and dust aerosols; the long range transport of pollution aerosol; aerosol-cloud interactions; organic aerosol; transformation and transport of aerosols on urban to regional scales.

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Alex Casson

Reader (Associate Professor)

EEE - Academic & Research; Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering; Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing - School of Social Sciences

The University of Manchester

Dr Alex Casson’s research focuses on non-invasive bioelectronics interfaces: the design and application of wearable sensors, and 'conformal sensors', for human body monitoring and data analysis from highly artefact prone naturalistic situations.

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Martie Van Tongeren

Professor of Occupational & Environmental Health

Manchester Environmental Research Institute

The University of Manchester

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Kelly Watson

Research Associate

School of Environment, Education and Development

The University of Manchester

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Julian Skyrme

Director of Social Responsibility

Office for Social Responsibility

The University of Manchester

Julian is Director of Social Responsibility at The University of Manchester. Social responsibility is one of the University's three core strategic goals and aims to ensure Manchester's learning, research, engagement and operational activities make a positive difference to society. Julian has also provided leadership to the University's broad range of widening participation and student progression activities, including fair access and admissions, school liaison and bursary and scholarship provision.

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Krassi Paskaleva

Senior Research Fellow

Alliance Manchester Business School

Manchester Institute of Innovation Research

Krassimira conducts cross-disciplinary research on innovation and the changing relationships between technology, people, governance, sustainability and urban transformation. Currently her work is focused on Smart Cities, Living Labs, open innovation and evaluation.


Melanie Carder

Senior Lecturer

Division of Population Health, Health Services Research & Primary Care

The University of Manchester

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Hua Wei

Research Associate

Division of Population Health, Health Services Research & Primary Care

The University of Manchester