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Dr. Rachel Slater
Dr Rachel Slater
Post:Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Resource Management
Department:Engineering And Innovation
E-Mail:rachel.slater @ open.ac.uk
Tel:+44 (0) 1908 858 537
Fax:01908 652140
Web:Personal Website


Biography
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       <font face="serif" size="3">I first joined the Open University as a PhD research student in 1998. Since then I have worked as a Research Fellow and am now a Lecturer in Sustainable Resource Management, my research is based in the </font><font face="sans-serif" size="2">&nbsp;</font><a href="http://technology.open.ac.uk/iws/"><font color="#0000ff" face="sans-serif" size="2"><u>Integrated Waste Systems group</u></font></a><font color="#0000ff" face="sans-serif" size="2"><u>.</u></font><font color="#0000ff" face="sans-serif" size="2"> </font><font face="sans-serif" size="2">Before joining the OU I worked in the commercial waste and recycling sector.</font><font face="serif" size="3"> </font><br>
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       <font face="sans-serif" size="2">I carry out research and supervise PhD students in the areas of social and policy aspects of waste and resource management, and in particular recycling and composting. Recent project areas include: the role of partnerships for innovative approaches to re-use, recycling and composting; decentralised biowaste systems and community composting; public attitudes and participation; recycling scheme performance; and social value from recycling and composting. </font></p>
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       <font face="sans-serif" size="2">Most of my research is underpinned by collaborative and trans-disciplinary ways of working using participatory and stakeholder engagement methods and I have carried out research with policymakers and practitioners in the public, private and community sectors.</font><font face="serif" size="3"> </font><br>
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       <font face="sans-serif" size="2">I&nbsp;teach on environmental and sustainability qualifications at undergraduate and postgraduate level. I hold a PhD in organic waste management, an MA in Environmental Law and Policy and a First Class Joint Honours Degree in Environmental Management and Business Administration. I am a Member of the Chartered Institute of Waste Management and a Trustee of the Community Composting Network.</font><font face="serif" size="3"> </font></p>



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