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Geography and Environmental Science
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(023) 8059 5868
Email:
S.Kemp@soton.ac.uk

Professor Simon Kemp BSc MSc MIEMA CENV NTF

Professorial Fellow in Education for Sustainable Development, University Lead in Education for Sustainable Development,Environmental Science Undergraduate Programmes Lead

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Professor Simon Kemp is an award-winning academic recognised for his student-focused work in ESD and employability through the Times Higher Education ‘Most Innovative Teacher of Year’, a National Teaching Fellowship, and the Green Gowns ‘Sustainability Professional of the Year’ awards amongst others. He is the University Lead in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) as part of the Southampton Sustainability Strategy where he is responsible for the embedding of sustainable development across the whole of the university curricula and student experience. He also set up and runs the ‘Meliora’ Student Sustainability Research Symposium and Journal programme. 

Simon is part of the School of Geography and Environmental Science where he is responsible for leading the Environmental Science undergraduate programmes, along with running and contributing to a number of modules in the BSc, MEnvSci and MSc programmes. These modules include ‘Environmental Law and Management’, ‘The Sustainability Professional’, and ‘Sustainability’. As a teaching-focused academic, he enjoys nothing more than working in partnership with students to provide a socially and environmentally responsible transformative experience for all students through innovative teaching, assessment and extra-curricular opportunities, all with a sustainability and student employability focus. 
 
Simon has also held the additional national roles of Academic Lead in ESD for the Higher Education Academy (now Advance HE), Leader of the UK Green Academy Programme, Deputy Chair and Trustee of the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges (EAUC), and Co-Chair of the QAA & Advance HE Education for Sustainable Development Guidance Document Expert Working Groups 2014 & 2021). He has held (and continues to hold) various undergraduate and postgraduate External Examiner positions, and has delivered numerous sustainability events, keynote lectures and workshops across the world. 
 
Simon’s research interests include Education for Sustainable Development, Waste Management, and Carbon Footprinting. He is a cofounder of the university Carbon Management Research Group and has supervised a number of PhD students to completion. His other work at the University of Southampton includes mentoring teaching-focused academics for career development and the National Teaching Fellowship programme. 

Most Innovative Teacher of the Year award 2013

Prof Simon Kemp - Times Higher Education UK Most Innovative Teacher of the Year award.

Simon Kemp at TEDx
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Prof Simon Kemp, Visions of a Sustainable University, TEDx Southampton University.

Research group

Environmental Change and Sustainability (ECaS)

Affiliate research group

Centre for Environmental Sciences

Research project(s)

Zero waste in industrial networks – the ZeroWIN Project

The ZeroWIN-project will examine and develop new and innovative approaches and effective strategies for the prevention of waste in industries and industrial symbiosis, using the waste from one industry as a raw material for another.

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Code Title Role
ENVS1004  ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: CONCEPTS AND COMMUNICATION Lecturer
ENVS1006  ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS

Lecturer

ENVS1007 

ENVIRONMENTAL FIELD TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS Lecturer
ENVS2014 SUSTAINABILITY Coordinator
ENVS3013  ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND MANAGEMENT Coordinator
ENVS3014  SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Lecturer
ENVS3017  THE SUSTAINABILITY PROFESSIONAL Coordinator
ENVS3018 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT RESEARCH PROJECT Coordinator
ENVS6030 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND MANAGEMENT Coordinator
ENVS6037   THE SUSTAINABILITY PROFESSIONAL (MSc) Coordinator

 

 

 

Professor Simon Kemp
Building 44 University of Southampton University Road Southampton SO17 1BJ

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