Group members

The Smart Networks for Sustainable Futures research group brings together researchers with expertise in topics connected to physical, digital and technical networks from a range of disciplines across the Faculty of Social Sciences & Law, other faculties within the University and within the wider community.

Group lead

Dr Nikolaos Stylos, School of Management 
Research interests: smart tourism, hospitality and the economy; online platforms and big data to support various collaborative consumption models pertaining to tourists' accommodation, transportation and activities and respective implications for sustainability.

Group members

Dr Jitendra Agarwal, School of Civil, Aerospace and Machanical Engineering 
Research interests: infrastructure systems such as transport and utility networks, which are spatially-distributed and encounter a range of hazards during their service; measures that can be taken in a timely manner to improve systems resilience and that of the communities which depend upon them.
 
Dr Dimos Andronoudis, School of Accounting and Finance
Research interests: pricing and arbitrage of accounting information and the extent to which inefficient expectations about fundamentals lead to stock return predictability; identifying how markets react to other information.
 
Dr Vanessa Beck, School of Management
Research interests: sustainable employment ranging from recruiting and retaining skilled staff to sufficient quality employment being available for individuals with a range of skills, and based in diverse regions; smart networks may be extremely helpful to a sustainable working environment and business overall.
 
Dr Katharina Burger, School Management
Research interests: Smart Cities, Urban Analytics, Behavioural Operations Research.
 
Dr Lloyd FletcherSchool of Management 
Research interests: organisational boundaries; project working and project management; strategic thinking and strategic planning; technology management; ICT management and strategy; product management; industrial/B2B marketing.
 
Dr Maija Halonen-Akatwijuka, School of Economics 
Research interests: common ownership to manage property resources in a sustainable way.
 
Dr Martin HomerSchool of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Mathematics
Research interests: to what extent can the tools of complex systems research be extended from the natural to the social domain.
 
Dr Fiona Hyland, Public Engagement, University of Bristol
Research interests: to support SNSF group with public engagement and offer networking opportunities to existing and future projects.
 
Dr Jenny Lloyd, School of Management 
Research interests: exploring who/what comprise particular networks and to what purpose in marketing and pedagogy.
 
Professor Morag McDermontUniversity of Bristol Law School 
Research interests: Housing Law and Policy; Administrative Law; Regulation and Risk; Social Theory.
 
Prof Agnes Nairn, School of Management 
Research interests: understanding how digital advertising networks can operate to secure a sustainable future for both advertising and the content it funds.
 
Dr Colin NoldenUniversity of Bristol Law School
Research interests: energy and climate service business models; energy and climate policy; sustainability.
 
Prof Richard PancostSchool of Chemistry / School of Earth Sciences  
Research interests: sustainability; smart cities and digital innovation; networks and system thinking.
 
Dr Eleonora Pantano, School of Management
Research interests:
 
Dr Steve Pearce, School of Management 
Research interests: the design characteristics for digital service interactions; creating sustainable business models and processes.
 
Dr Mary Phillips, School of Economics, Finance and Management 
Research interests: interested in rural economies that tend to be ignored but which suffer from unseen economic inequalities and particular challenges in building resilience against, for example, flooding.
 
Dr Margherita PieracciniUniversity of Bristol Law School 
Research interests: empirical studies of 'regulatees' engagement with social media and the extent to which this links people up and contribute (or not) to better environmental regulation (e.g. fishermen sharing information on Twitter); also, to investigate whether the right to environmental information is fulfilled via social media.
 
Prof Arthur Richards, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering 
Research interests: non-convex optimisation for avoidance constraints; robust model predictive control; applying optimisation in real time; distributed optimisation and control; enabling cooperation across large teams of vehicles.
 
Dr Andrew Rogers, School of Management
Research interests: 
 
Lawrence Sayer, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths
Research interests: radio propagation modelling for ‘5G’ applications and some of the wider sociological/ethical/legal issues surrounding the technology. 
 
Dr Jie Sheng, School of Management
Research interests: data-driven strategies, digital and social networks, big data and analytics in modern operations management and marketing. 
 
Dr Sean ShielsResearch and Enterprise Development, University of Bristol
Research interests: life cycle assessment within socially intelligent decision making processes; horizon scanning to inform strategy development and implementation; climate change mitigation; resilience and reporting.
 
Dr Emma Slade, School of Management 
Research interests: fintech; consumer behaviour; digital marketing; sustainability.
 
Prof Palie Smart, School of Management 
Research interests: business via digital, physical and social networks; new models of innovation for industrial sustainability.
 
Dr Fiona Spotswood, School of Management
Research interests:
 
Andreas Tornaritis, School of Economics, Finance and Management
Research interests: the internationalisation of oil and gas firms and the institutional risks, hazards and uncertainties which they experience in host countries around the world; sustainable investments in the extractive industry, in particular how international oil companies could help the countries in which they operate achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
 
Dr Nikos Tsileponis, School of Accounting and Finance 
Research interests: market-based accounting, textual analysis and natural language processing; corporate disclosures and information intermediaries.
 
Prof Gianluca Veronesi, School of Management 
Research interests: long-term sustainability of health systems implementing smarter, more cost-effective care provision, with care pathways designed and delivered across organisational boundaries.
 
Dr Malu Villela Garcia, School of Management 
Research interests: emergence of Mission-Led Business; the way that social end environmental networks develop and influence business in the region.
 
Prof Xiaojun Wang, School of Management 
Research interests: new marketing applications in the technological era and big data; a more integrated approach to the delivery of services.
 
Fred Wiffen, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Mathematics
Research interests: the intersection of engineering with the social science disciplines.
 
Dr Jeremy Zwiegelaar, School Management 
Research interests: social capital for better business performance and the importantance of connections to provide support for growth from multiple sources; the role of big data for shaping connections, creating synergies and sustainable futures.
 
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