Vice-Dean (Education), Faculty of Natural Sciences

Dr Mike Tennant has accepted appointment as Vice-Dean (Education) for the Faculty of Natural Sciences for a term of five years, with effect from 1 October 2022.  

Dr Tennant joined the College in 2008 as Lecturer in Business and Environment and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2018 and to Principal Teaching Fellow in 2021. He was previously the Director of the MSc in Environmental Technology, as well as holding other management and leadership roles in the Centre for Environmental Policy. 

Dr Tennant’s research interests centre around interdisciplinary problem-solving for sustainability. He brings together ideas from systems and complexity thinking in an attempt to understand how businesses can create positive environmental and social value in the face of global challenges that we face. In education Dr Tennant is particularly interested in using related theories, based on pragmatism, to help students develop a more nuanced understanding of complex problems. As a side project he has a keen interest in science fiction as a literary genre and understanding how that can be used to develop hopeful visions for the future.