Margo Hanson


As Research Manager: Energy, Climate Change and Sustainability, Margo leads a small team which provides research support to the Sustainability Research Institute’s portfolio of energy and climate change related centres and projects. including the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP). She is also Secretariat Coordinator of Leeds Climate Commission.

Background and Interests

After completing her Geography degree, Margo taught English in Japan before spending several years working in social housing. Since 1997, she has worked in a variety of university administrative roles including Projects Officer for the University of Leeds City and Regional Office and International Officer at the University of York.

Margo has a long standing interest in environmental issues, sustainability and social justice and is a keen hiker and cyclist.







  • Certificate in Research Management: Association of Research Managers and Administrators)
  • PG Cert International Marketing: Sheffield Business School / Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • PG Diploma Housing Studies: University of Bristol / University of the West of England
  • BA (Hons) Geography1st class / Tyneside Geographical Memorial Prize: University of Newcastle

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Assocation of Research Managers and Administrators

Research groups and institutes

  • Sustainability Research Institute