Get in Touch with our Sustainability Team

Our Sustainability Team act across the University and externally, to co-ordinate and lead our sustainability programme and deliver the commitments in the Sustainability Strategy 2021-2025. The department was established in 2011 and reports to the Vice Chancellor who holds executive responsibility for sustainability.

AreaEmail Address
Sustainability and Wellbeing
Biodiversity and Wildlife
Waste and Recycling


NameRole TitleEmail AddressArea
Dr. Heidi Smith  Head of Sustainability and Staff Wellbeing

Heidi leads the Sustainability programme across the University’s corporate, professional, and academic portfolios and is a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Heidi oversees the delivery of the Sustainability Strategy and KPIs, as well as managing our external accreditations and actively working with external stakeholders to promote and integrate Sustainability across our City region.

Emily Ingram Environment Officer

Emily is responsible for improving sustainability practice and environmental management across the University and its core operations across the University campuses. Working as part of a team to maintain and deliver our ISO14001:2015 accreditation, Emily is the key contact for the Faculty of Science & Engineering, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science and professional services.

Hayley Beharrell Environment Officer

Hayley is responsible for improving sustainability practice and environmental management across the University and its core operations across our University campuses. Working as part of a team to maintain and deliver our ISO14001:2015 accreditation, Hayley is the key contact for the Faculty of Medicine, Health & Life Sciences, LEAF Labs and professional services. Hayley is also the lead officer for the sustainable lab programme, LEAF.

Vacant Assistant Environment Officer  

The Assistant Environment Officer is responsible for supporting the Environment Officers in maintaining our ISO:14001 accreditation as well as supporting the implementation of the LEAF lab programme.

Fiona Wheatley Waste and Recycling Officer

Fiona is our dedicated Waste & Recycling Officer who strategically oversees the University’s waste contract. She is responsible for ensuring legal compliance, providing waste management guidance, as well as driving improvements in reuse, recycling, and reducing waste production, whilst improving all aspects of waste management across all of our campuses.

Rhia Cullen Environment and Sustainability Assistant

Rhia is often the first point of contact in the sustainability team and assists in the co-ordination of key sustainability projects, programmes, and events across the University. Rhia is also responsible for many aspects of the waste management systems and processes across the whole University.

Jayne Cornelius Sustainable Travel Officer

Jayne is our expert Sustainable Travel Officer and works across the University and with external stakeholders to deliver the Sustainable Transport Strategy. Jayne also manages the transport contracts including our bus services, Santander bikes and Cycle to Work Scheme. Jayne also works with external organisations to integrate sustainable travel solutions across our City region.

Teifion Maddocks Sustainability and Wellbeing Officer Teifion leads on all aspects of corporate sustainability including procurement, ethical purchasing, catering and technological innovation to ensure that the University has effective policy and performance improving programmes. Teifion is the wellbeing co-ordinator for the team across the University to embed sustainability and wellbeing into staff and student life, including the Corporate Health Standard, and he also has responsibility for carbon management.
Victoria Lewis Sustainability Officer

Victoria leads on staff and student experience and engagement, including the staff engagement programme SWell, and is the lead for sustainable behavioural change and communications across the University. Victoria also leads on the student Sustainability Award, working with academic departments to enhance graduate prospects in sustainability, and she also supports the implementation of ISO 14001:2015 with our Environment Officers.

Ben Sampson Biodiversity Officer

Ben is our expert Biodiversity Officer working across the University and beyond to improve our very own natural environment. Ben works towards the commitments of the Biodiversity Action Plan, engages with staff & students to promote biodiversity awareness and implement projects. Ben is also responsible for the management of Crymlyn Burrows SSSI.

John Llewellyn Energy and Carbon Manager

In his role as the University’s Carbon Manager, John is driving emissions reductions and energy efficiency through development and delivery of our Carbon Management Plan. Working at an operational level, John works across the whole University and with external stakeholders to reduce our water, energy and carbon.

Katie Horsburgh Sustainability & Environmental Assistant  

Katie writes and co-ordinates content for our communication channels, as well as assisting with awareness campaigns. She provides support in delivering face-to-face events and activities for staff and students. Katie also works alongside the Environment officers to support the ISO:14001 Environmental Management System.

Vacant Path to Zero Assistant  

The Path to Zero Assistant supports the work of the Sustainability team to deliver the Path to Zero project.

The Sustainability Team are supported to deliver the Sustainability Strategy through an annual budget derived of internal and external funding (e.g. University, HEFCW, Welsh Government & the third sector). The budget changes on an annual basis and is usually between £500k – £1m. In addition, since 2015 over £3m has been invested in carbon reduction projects including: Solar PV installation, Energy Efficiency projects and BMS infrastructure and software.