There are a number of staff you can get in contact with about sustainability and social responsibility issues.  There are also several ways to get involved.

Policy and Strategy

Fraser Lovie joined the University in 2007 as a Policy Adviser and leads on the development of Sustainability and Social Responsibility policy and strategy. Originally based in the Policy, Planning & Governance section, Fraser is now in Estates. 

Fraser clerks the Advisory Group and encourages operational, strategic and academic input to the full-range of sustainability issues.

Tel: 01224 273165


Chris Osbeck is the University's Transport & Waste Manager. Chris joined the University in August 2007 having previously been NHS Grampian’s Travel Plan Co-ordinator. His role includes the development of initiatives to alter staff and student travel habits towards sustainable alternatives such as walking, cycling and using public transport. 

Tel: 01224 272254


The University's Energy Manager has a wide remit that includes the sourcing of energy, how it is supplied, how much is used, what carbon dioxide is emitted as a result; he also manages the supply and use of water.  The Energy Manager is responsible for implementing energy and water saving measures and increasing staff and student awareness of these.

Tel: 01224 273266


Chris Osbeck is the University's Transport and Waste Manager. Chris is responsible for the collection of all types of waste from the University as well as implementing new initiatives to minimise waste, increase reuse and recycle more.

Tel: 01224 272254


For enquiries or information on the following issues please see the email address or web pages below:

Equality & Diversity


Health, Safety & Wellbeing


Healthy Working Lives




Social Media

Follow us on social media at:

Facebook: University of Aberdeen - Sustainability

Twitter: @SustainableAbdn


Through our link with the Sustainable Scotland Network (SSN), an awareness raising e-learning module is now available for staff and students.  The module allows organisations subject to Scotland's Public Bodies Climate Change Duties to develop their understanding of their individual and organisational responsibilities to act sustainably.


SSN encourages its member organisations to use the module to promote awareness of these duties.   The module takes around half an hour to complete and includes a short interactive quiz.   It is full of useful information ranging from high-level drivers for public sector action through to tips for individuals who want to act more sustainably.

Please note that the module is generic and has been created for use by all Scottish public sector bodies.  If you have any questions about specific sustainability initiatives at the University of Aberdeen, please contact (and please do not contact SSN).

Please also note that the module is currently hosted on the SSN website and as such the link navigates you away from these pages.