Dr Helen Holmes

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Having completed a Geography BA at Durham University in 2002, I went on to carve out a career in marketing working for Yell PLC and The Co-operative Bank.

In 2005 I returned to academia and gained my MA in Human Geography Research at Sheffield University.  I remained at Sheffield for the next nine years, undertaking an ESRC funded PhD exploring hair, hairdressing and the practices of women’s haircare.  This was followed by two post-doctoral positions investigating interdisciplinary collaborations between material science and social science, in several science-led studies.

I joined Manchester in 2015 as a Hallsworth Fellow, based at the Sustainable Consumption Institute.  I am also a member of the Morgan Centre.

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