Dr Sherilyn MacGregor

Reader in Environmental Politics

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I joined the University of Manchester in October 2015 as Reader in Environmental Politics, based in the Sustainable Consumption Institute (www.sci.machester.ac.uk) and joint-appointed to the Politics Department.

From 2006 to 2014 I was Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Environmental Politics at Keele University and, before that, I was a Research Associate (Institute for Health Research) and Post-doctoral Fellow (Centre for the Study of Environmental Change) at Lancaster University (2002-2006). I received my PhD from the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University in Toronto in 2002, under the supervision of Prof. Catriona Sandilands and Prof. Lorraine Code.

From 2004 to 2015, I was co-founder and director of a not-for-profit company called 'PublicSpace', which specialized in research, consultation and communication in the public interest. 

I have held visiting positions at Sciences Po Lille, The University of Adelaide, and The University of Wisconsin. In 2014 I was fortunate to be awarded a six-month residential Fellowship at the Rachel Carson Center (RCC) for Environment and Society at Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich.  In 2018 I was invited to sit for a three year term on the Academic Board of the RCC.

I have been invited to give plenary and keynote lectures at a range of international conferences and public events, including at the 'Environmental Justice 2017: Looking Back, Looking Forward' conference at the Univerity of Sydney and the UK Women's Environmental Network Annual Forum in 2018.

Information about my teaching and supervision experience is provided on my other pages. 


Areas of expertise

  • JC Political theory - Gender politics, Environmental politics, Green political theory, Citizenship


  • environmental politics, feminist theory, Sustainability, Citizenship, gender, urban studies, green political theory

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2002 - Doctor of Philosophy York University (1997 - 2002)
  • 1994 - Master of Planning Queens University at Kingston (1991 - 1994)
  • 1991 - Bachelor of Arts Queens University at Kingston (1987 - 1991)

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