Our people

The SMI Hub provides support to businesses looking to make more sustainable choices in their plastics use.

Our people

We have a diverse team of materials scientists, technical specialists and operational staff to ensure businesses have all the relevant expertise to help create the trusted sustainability solutions they require.

Business Team

Prof Michael Shaver

Director | Sustainable Materials Innovation Hub

Dr Michelle Ledward

Business Development Manager

Hannah Baron

Industrial Liaison Officer

Adam Peirce

Industrial Liaison Officer

Dr Tom Bennett

Sustainable Materials Research Fellow

Dr Guilhem De Hoe

Sustainable Materials Research Fellow

Dr Chloe Loveless

Experimental Officer

Robbie Clark


Katrina Farrugia

Project Administrator

Jill Brown

Project Manager

Mia Belfield

Digital Communications Manager

Research Collaborators

Dr Alejandro Gallego Schmid

Senior Lecturer in Circular Economy and Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment

Dr Claudia E Henninger

Senior Lecturer in Fashion Marketing Management

Dr Jonny Blaker

Senior Lecturer in Biomaterials

Dr. Lee A. Fielding

Senior Lecturer in Polymer Chemistry

Dr Helen Holmes

Lecturer in Sociology

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