Alice Larkin

Senior Lecturer in Energy and Climate Change

Management of Projects and Climate Change research themes

Alice Larkin

I enjoy interactive discussions with the students, where students challenge me with difficult questions, or where we can argue and explore some of the great societal challenges we face.

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Our School

We are forward-looking in supporting interdisciplinary climate change research; few engineering Schools can boast such a wide range of disciplines and approaches that focus on the challenges posed by climate change mitigation.

Policy relevance

My research has policy relevance. That means that it isn't just academics that are interested in the results, but also policy and decision makers in government, councils and businesses. Seeing my research used by these other audiences to tackle climate change is a satisfying part of my job.

Teaching

I enjoy interactive discussions with the students, where students challenge me with difficult questions, or where we can argue and explore some of the great societal challenges we face.

For me, when a student graduates the measures of success are threefold. Firstly, that they have learnt how to think for themselves and argue their point in a robust manner. Secondly, they have gained a wide range of skills that improves their employability, and finally, that students value their degree and experience here at Manchester.

Research

My research investigates the implications of climate change for energy demand and supply, transportation (such as shipping and aviation), as well as the food supply chain. I use climate science and government climate change targets to explore how rapidly emissions of greenhouse gases need to be cut, where they need to be cut, and what measures could be used to cut them. I also explore what the implications of future impacts of climate change might be for how we grow food, what we eat and how trade may be affected.

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