Dr John Lever

Centre Director, Reader in Sustainable and Resilient Communities

Dr Fiona Cheetham

Deputy Director, Senior Lecturer in Logistics, Marketing, Hospitality and Analytics


Claire McCamley

SRC Lead

Matt Snell

SRC Lead

Amanda Warren Jones

GRC Lead

Gabriel Sadi

GRC Lead

James Vandeventer

Early Career Researcher Lead

About the Centre

The Centre for Sustainability, Responsibility, Governance and Ethics (SURGE) aims to bring together researchers, organisations, and communities with a passion for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 and Net Zero by 2050. To achieve these objectives, we recognise the need to reduce carbon emissions and move beyond 'business-as-usual.'

Our membership is comprised of academic researchers and professionals stretching beyond our home in Huddersfield Business School, to encompass many different academic disciplines, perspectives and methodological approaches.

SURGE operates to support our core areas of research expertise while providing a supportive environment that encourages collaboration across different academic disciplines, projects and subject areas. Many of our members have an international reputation for their work and we strive to ensure that best practice is shared across the Centre.



Research in SURGE covers a range of substantive topics, including but not limited to: Alternative economic models, sustainable production and consumption, food system transformation, sustainable livelihoods, business and financial ethics, ethical marketing, governance, regulatory and legal issues beyond the corporate world, equality of opportunity, public sector communication, lobbying and public affairs.



We have four key research clusters (see below), each of which works to achieve our key objectives through research, public engagement and impact across environment, society and economy.

More About Us

The Team

View details of the team and their research interest here.


Click here to view a selection of blogs related to SURGE.


View all SURGE news from the news archive.

Seminar Series

We have a monthly seminar series with internal, national and international speakers. View details of past and future events here.

Publications & Outputs

View SURGE's publications and outputs on PURE here.

Get in Touch

If you'd like to get in touch, click below to email surge@hud.ac.uk.



Watch videos from the SURGE Youtube playlist here.



The case studies in this section will showcase projects and research undertaken by the SURGE team focusing on our core research clusters.


Getting Involved

We work with many different organisations and people, for example, our existing partners and networks include:

Micro-businesses and entrepreneurs, SMEs, large corporations, social enterprises, central and local government, transnational institutions, NGOs, third sector organisations, professional associations and trade bodies, other higher education institutions, as well as think tanks and the wider policy community.