Professor Zoe Robinson
GGE's own Zoe Robinson has been promoted to Professor, and congratulations from all to Zoe in what is an exceptionally well deserved promotion, reflecting Zoe's exceptional sustained performance and international standing in learning and teaching within the field of Education for Sustainable Development, as well as her continued research and leadership here at Keele and beyond. In an outstanding first at Keele Zoe was recognised for promotion for her exceptional and nationally/internationally recognised achievements in teaching and learning.
Her promotion was underpinned by multiple innovative nationally-recognised and externally-funded education-focussed projects including the HEA-funded ‘Living what we’re learning’ Sustainability Student Bungalow project, and the HEFCE-funded ‘Unmaking Single Perspectives: a Listening Project’, as well as undertaking research across a range of sustainability-focused areas with international collaborators, including integrative environmental footprinting for university campuses, and developing a framework for Campuses as Living Labs for Sustainability, not to mention developing the Keele University Sustainability Research Network (KUSRN), which formed the basis for the Institute for Sustainable Futures.
Here in GGE, Zoe has led the Environment Science and Sustainablitly Programme and has been a longstanding and collegial member of the teaching team throughout her career, as well as leading the Sustainable Energy and Environment Research Cluster, whilst maintaining her research interests in glaciology, geochemistry and hydrology.
Zoe has carved a path that uniquely places her to drive educational and research agendas across the field of Education for Sustainable Development, in an educational landscape that is rapidly evolving, and which is crucial to measuring and developing our societal impact as educators. This is becoming increasingly recognised, not only within universities, but also by national and international grant awarding bodies who recognise the need for broader societal impact of our teaching and research. Sustainability is clearly an area that has significant societal impact, and as Zoe continues to develop her career, her impact will doubtless continue to expand!
Congratulations Professor Robinson!
*Accreditation is dependent on the degree route and modules taken