Dr Rosa M. Fernandez Martin is an applied economist specialised in sustainability related topics, including renewable energies economics and policies, food security and food sustainability, education for sustainable development, or corporate social responsibility, among others. She has wide teaching and research experience in Economics, having worked at UNED (Spain), the University of Birmingham and the University of Chester, where she was Programme Leader in Economics and Deputy Head of Department in Social and Political Science. She joined Keele Business School in June 2023 from the University of Warwick, where she was Associate Professor in Global Sustainable Development in charge of distance learning provision.

She has published numerous articles and book chapters in her main areas of research expertise and has taught a wide range of modules in Economics both at undergraduate and graduate levels (including micro and macroeconomics, economic thought, international trade, public sector economics and development economics), with specialisation in Environmental Economics. She is associate editor of several international peer reviewed journals and regular reviewer for transdomain projects for the COST initiative of the European Commission.

Research and scholarship

Dr Fernandez Martin research expertise covers transdisciplinary approaches including Economics, Politics, International Relations and Business, in topics related to environmental and energy economics, green growth and green finance, small and medium enterprises, corporate social responsibility and European integration.

Dr Fernandez Martin is interested in supervising PhD students in the following areas (broadly defined):

  • Decarbonisation and net zero strategies (including renewable energy incentives and barriers).
  • Community engagement in sustainability transitions.
  • Food security and food sustainability.
  • Businesses role in sustainability transformations (including the Quintuple Helix Innovation Model)

Other related topics may be considered.

PhD students supervised to completion:
Dr Monica Savic-Jabrow (Corporate Social Responsibility in the UK banking industry)


Introductory Microeconomics

Further information

Dr Fernandez Martin is Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a certified Mental Health First Aider, Carbon Literacy Certified Facilitator, and the current elected treasurer of UACES (the Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies).


Collaborations and grants awards

Dr Fernandez Martin is the convenor of the UACES funded research network (2020-2023) 'The role of Europe in Global Challenges: Climate change and Sustainable Development', co-chaired with Prof. Thomas Hoerber (ESSCA, France) and Dr. Jonas Schoenefeld (Institute for Housing and Sustainability, Germany).

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