Dr. Anne Velenturf

Research interests

Resource recovery from waste, circular economy theory, sustainable development, whole system change, integrated environmental, social and economic progress.

Participation process management, social network theories, governance dynamics, evolution of industrial systems and business model innovation.

Applying circular economy to the decommissioning of infrastructure in the waste (e.g. landfills), extractive (e.g. mining and oil & gas), energy (e.g. wind, solar) and transport (e.g. electric vehicles, rail) sectors.

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  • PhD on Co-evolution of Industrial Symbiosis with Social Networks and Governance Systems
  • MSc Applied Ecology and Conservation, specialising in Participatory Governance

Professional memberships

  • Chartered Institution of Wastes Management
  • Institution of Environmental Sciences
  • International Sustainable Development Research Society

Research groups and institutes

  • Cities, Infrastructure and Energy
<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>