From Liverpool to Impact:  A Career in Circular Economy

From Liverpool to Impact: A Career in Circular Economy

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A session by University of Liverpool Alumus Mervyn Jones.

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We all know that sustainability is more than just a buzzword: a successful and healthy future for all of us depends on sustainable stewardship of our planet’s resources, from the decisions made by local councils and governments to the actions of large corporations and individuals. Join this session to hear from Liverpool alumnus Mervyn Jones, who has worked in sustainability on strategy development, implementation and consultation for more than 20 years, advising on construction, procurement, recycling, and even the Olympic Games!

Presenter: Dr Mervyn Jones, Sustainable Global Resources Ltd

Mervyn is a circular economy and circular procurement (CP) specialist with a background in sustainability and climate change. Since 2015, he has provided provides technical support on plastics, food and circular procurement to the UN One Planet Network Sustainable Public Procurement and Sustainable Buildings & Construction programmes; and, circular procurement technical support, mentoring and training on a number of current EU projects as well as public procurement support to the Welsh and Scottish governments and to local authorities.

Mervyn also works for the Dutch Rijkswaterstaat as a circular economy senior adviser, trainer and mentor on the Dutch Green deals, the EU Urban Agenda programme and the EU Interreg CircPP project. Mervyn originally studied Geography (BA Hon) at Liverpool before following up with a PhD in paleoclimatic research. This led into climate modelling, energy efficiency in buildings, resource efficiency and ultimately the circular economy.

The Researcher Development Framework (RDF) attributes developed during this session are relevant to the following sub-domains:

Domain A: Knowledge and Intellectual Abilities

A1: Knowledge base

A2: Cognitive Abilities   

A3: Creativity    

Domain B: Personal Effectiveness

B1: Personal Qualities   

B2: Self-Management

B3: Professional and Career Development

Domain C: Research Governance and Organisation        

C1: Professional Conduct

C2: Research Management        

C3: Finance, Funding and Resources       

Domain D: Engagement, Influence and Impact

D1: Working with Others            

D2: Communication and Dissemination

D3: Engagement and Impact

Accessibility Adjustments and Alternative Format requests

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Academy Researcher Development Inclusivity Statement

The Academy is committed to providing an environment which recognises and values people's differences, capitalises on the strengths that those differences bring to the institution and supports all staff and students in maximising their potential to succeed. In line with the Academy's firm commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, we offer all postdoctoral and research-related opportunities to develop and network irrespective of a researcher’s gender, ethnicity, age, self-identification, disability, religious affiliation, or any other criteria used to separate and define.

Academy Code of Conduct

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