Dr Patrick Elf


Dr Patrick Elf
NameDr Patrick Elf
Job titleAssociate Professor in Sustainable Business
Research institute
Primary appointmentCentre for Enterprise, Environment and Development Research
Email addressP.Elf@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7420-4434
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Dr Patrick Elf is a Senior Research Fellow - Sustainable Business at the Centre for Enterprise, Environment and Development Research (CEEDR) at Middlesex University and Co-Investigator at the ESRC-funded Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) at the University of Surrey. 

Patrick received his PhD from the University of Surrey where he conducted research at the Centre for Environment & Sustainability together with IKEA UK & Ireland, exploring the potential of multinational corporations to support people in their aim to live more sustainable lifestyles.

During his PhD, he was selected as one of 100 global talents to participate at the first UNLEASH Lab 2017 to work on innovative solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Prior to his academic career, he worked for the London Sustainable Development Commission/Greater London Authority.

Teaching

Module leader: PRS4580: Business and Enterprise for Sustainable Prosperity, MSc Sustainable & Environmental Management, S&T

MGT4804: Cross-Cultural Management and ethics 

MGT4161: Management in a Globalised Context 

SSC4606/PRS4530: Environmental Law and Governance 

FSH2935: Fashion Culture and Industry 

Employment

Project Assistant
Greater London Authority
01 Oct 2014
31 May 2015

Education and qualifications

Grants

Prizes and Awards

External activities

Research outputs

Low-carbon good lives

Isham, A., Loukianov, A. and Elf, P. 2024. Low-carbon good lives. in: Overdevest, C. (ed.) Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Sociology Edward Elgar Publishing. pp. 405-411

Moving forward by looking back: critiques of commercialized mindfulness and the future of (commercialized) psychedelics

Elf, P., Isham, A. and Leoni, D. 2023. Moving forward by looking back: critiques of commercialized mindfulness and the future of (commercialized) psychedelics. History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals. 65 (1), pp. 33-62. https://doi.org/10.3368/hopp.65.1.33

Finance and funding for upscaling sustainable fashion

Lyon, F., Elf, P., Owen, R. and Werner, A. 2023. Finance and funding for upscaling sustainable fashion. in: Charter, M., Pan, B. and Black, S. (ed.) Accelerating Sustainability in Fashion, Clothing and Textiles London Taylor & Francis (Routledge).

Developing Brazil's sustainable finance entrepreneurship ecosystem: The role of keystone actors and institutional logics

Elf, P. and Owen, R. 2023. Developing Brazil's sustainable finance entrepreneurship ecosystem: The role of keystone actors and institutional logics. in: Hussain, J.G., Salia, S. and Scott, J.M. (ed.) Entrepreneurial Financial Resilience and Financial Innovation in a Turbulent Era Edward Elgar Publishing. pp. 190-207

Applying sequential mixed-methods approaches when working with businesses: insights from longitudinal research into the influence of business on sustainable lifestyles

Elf, P. 2023. Applying sequential mixed-methods approaches when working with businesses: insights from longitudinal research into the influence of business on sustainable lifestyles. in: Sage Research Methods: Business SAGE Publications. pp. 1-25

Self-transcendent experiences as promoters of ecological wellbeing? Exploration of the evidence and hypotheses to be tested

Isham, A., Elf, P. and Jackson, T. 2022. Self-transcendent experiences as promoters of ecological wellbeing? Exploration of the evidence and hypotheses to be tested. Frontiers in Psychology. 13. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.1051478

Shall we dance? Recreational dance, well-being and productivity performance during COVID-19: a three-country study

Vecchi, M., Elf, P., Ueno, A., Dilmperi, A., Dennis, C. and Devereux, L. 2022. Shall we dance? Recreational dance, well-being and productivity performance during COVID-19: a three-country study. Journal of International Marketing. 30 (2), pp. 56-72. https://doi.org/10.1177/1069031X221079609

The problematic role of materialistic values in the pursuit of sustainable well-being

Isham, A., Verfuerth, C., Armstrong, A., Elf, P., Gatersleben, B. and Jackson, T. 2022. The problematic role of materialistic values in the pursuit of sustainable well-being. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 19 (6). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19063673

Advancing the circular economy through dynamic capabilities and extended customer engagement: insights from small sustainable fashion enterprises in the UK

Elf, P., Werner, A. and Black, S. 2022. Advancing the circular economy through dynamic capabilities and extended customer engagement: insights from small sustainable fashion enterprises in the UK. Business Strategy and the Environment. 31 (6), pp. 2682-2699. https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.2999

Self-transcendent experiences and sustainable prosperity: CUSP working paper no. 32

Elf, P., Isham, A. and Jackson, T. 2022. Self-transcendent experiences and sustainable prosperity: CUSP working paper no. 32. Guilford Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity.

The role and potential of tripartite partnerships to promote strong sustainable consumption in the context of Brazil: an evaluation of possibilities and risks

Oliveira, V. M., Elf, P., Correia, S. É. N. and Gomez, C. R. P. 2022. The role and potential of tripartite partnerships to promote strong sustainable consumption in the context of Brazil: an evaluation of possibilities and risks. Local Environment. 27 (1), pp. 112-130. https://doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2021.2013787

Above and beyond? How businesses can drive sustainable development by promoting lasting pro-environmental behaviour change: an examination of the IKEA Live Lagom project

Elf, P., Isham, A. and Gatersleben, B. 2021. Above and beyond? How businesses can drive sustainable development by promoting lasting pro-environmental behaviour change: an examination of the IKEA Live Lagom project. Business Strategy and the Environment. 30 (2), pp. 1037-1050. https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.2668

Facilitating positive spillover effects: new insights from a mixed-methods approach exploring factors enabling people to live more sustainable lifestyles

Elf, P., Gatersleben, B. and Christie, I. 2019. Facilitating positive spillover effects: new insights from a mixed-methods approach exploring factors enabling people to live more sustainable lifestyles. Frontiers in Psychology. 9, pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02699
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