Dr Saska Petrova

Senior Lecturer

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Overview

My research and policy contributions are situated at the intersection of precarity, gender, and energy resource use. Working in under-represented communities across the United Kingdom, Europe, South Africa and China, I have interrogated the political governance and contestation of social and environmental injustices. I use insights from political ecology and feminist geographies in seeking to transform knowledge and practice on low-carbon transitions.

I have been involved as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator in over 20 research projects funded by the European Union, several UK research councils, the Royal Geographical Society, Cheshire Lehmann Fund and the Higher Education Academy. Their findings have been published in my monograph on Communities in Transition (Routledge, 2014) while being integrated in multiple decision-making documents and strategies. This includes legislation and policy issued by the European Commission and Parliament, the Jacques Delors Institute, the French Institute for Internatinal Relations, as well as the UK National Union of Students.

Biography

2022: Reader, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester;

2018-2022: Senior Lecturer, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester;

2013-2018: Lecturer, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester.

2010-2013: Research Associate, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES), University of Birmingham;

2007-2008: Co-ordinator of the International POP Elimination Project for Central and Eastern Europe, Prague;

2007-2008: Secretary General of the Dioxin, PCBs and Waste Working Group within the International POPs Elimination Network, Berkeley;

2004: Consultant, Registry of Air Pollutants, Technolab, Skopje (subcontractor of the Ministry of Environment, North Macedonia);

2003-2004: Consultant, ‘Conservation of the Pelister National Park’ project, co-ordinated by ProNatura and the Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation;

1998-2000: Chairperson, Youth Action for Development and Environment, North Macedonia;

1995-1998: Co-ordinator for international co-operation, youth branch of Friends of the Earth Macedonia.

Qualifications

2011: PhD in Applied Ecology, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Czechia;

2008: MSc in Environmental Protection, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Czechia;

2003: BEng in Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, North Macedonia.

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