Dr Sally Russell
- Position: Associate Professor
- Areas of expertise: sustainability and business; behaviour change; organisational behaviour; organisational psychology; environmental psychology; organisational change.
- Email: S.Russell@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 5279
- Location: 9.102 School of Earth and Environment
Sally Russell has a background in organisational behaviour and organisational change, with a focus on business, sustainability, and the natural environment. Her research focuses on behaviour change for sustainability and examines factors that affect individual, group, and organisational responses to environmental issues. In all areas of her research, Sally works closely with industrial partners to ensure that her research contributes scientifically and practically to the development of more sustainable ways of doing business.
Sally also leads the BOSS (Business and Organisations for Sustainable Societies) Research Group at SRI.
Climate Change and Sustainability in Organisations
In this research stream I examine how employees respond to climate change within an organisational context. Drawing on environmental psychology and organisational psychology research I examine factors affecting decision-making and behaviour in response to climate change. As part of this research I also examine how emotional reactions to climate change subsequently affect decision-making and adaptive behaviour. My work in this area has been funded by a Marie Curie Career Integration Grant, the Australian Government, Department of Education, Science and Training and the Queensland Government Department of State Development, Trade and Innovation.
Proenvironmental Behaviour in Organisations.
This research follows on from my doctoral research where I investigated the role of emotions as drivers of pro-environmental behaviours in the workplace. Working with industrial research partners I have been extensively involved in the design, implementation and evaluation of behaviour change programs for sustainability. My work in this theme has previously been funded by: the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Australia; and the Griffith University Industry Collaboration Scheme, Australia.
Material Demand Reduction
In this research I aim to investigate the psychosocial drivers of material use across the whole of the supply chain, from producers and manufacturers through to demand at the household level. Working with industry partners and academic collaborators, the aim is to identify effective mechanisms to encourage long-term sustainable use of resources. In this research I have worked in the contexts of food waste, energy demand, and water demand. Work in this theme has been funded by: Economic and Social Research Council; Innovate UK; British Academy; Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, UK; and the Urban Water Security Research Alliance, Australia.
<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>
- PhD, UQ Business School, University of Queensland
- Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management, University of Queensland
- Bachelor of Business Management, University of Queensland
- Academy of Management (USA)
- Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management
- British Academy of Management
- Group for Research on Organizations and the Natural Environment
Sally's teaching interests lie at the intersection of organisations and the natural environment. She has experience teaching at undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA, and executive education.
Sally has teaching experience in the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, and Germany. Her teaching experience has included modules and courses on:
Business, Environment, and Sustainability
Globalization and Corporate Social Responsibility
Research groups and institutes
- Sustainability Research Institute
- Business Organisations for Sustainable Societies
- Energy and Climate Change Mitigation