Dr Amy Burnett


Dr Amy Burnett
NameDr Amy Burnett
Job titleResearch Fellow in Sustainable & Inclusive Enterprise
Research institute
Primary appointmentCentre for Enterprise, Environment and Development Research
Email addressA.Burnett@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3706-6762
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

As a researcher, Amy’s work focuses on the role of civil society groups and local government in promoting innovative and sustainable development in the context of planning, placemaking and place-based identities, political systems and broader policy influence, organisational design and incentivising action on climate and biodiversity issues. Amy has also been leading on biodiversity related-research in freight and logistics and planning and construction, leading to significant engagement with industry experts to co-develop and test metrics, measures and knowledge exchange on nature-positive business practices and research into investment drivers in these different sectors.

As a practitioner, she specialises in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) and Communications, with extensive field-based experience in Southern Africa, Brazil and the UK.  She has worked as a Neighbourhood Planning consultant, supporting several community groups and local governments in the UK to produce community-led development plans. She has established community-led organisations, including community energy and community-led housing groups, and advised social enterprises on measuring the impact of regenerative procurement. 

Teaching

PRS480: contributing to teaching on regenerative enterprise

Supervisor to PhD Candidate Nia Nejatali: Sustainable asset management in the built environment

Masters supervisor: sustainable energy in the Global South

Employment

Research Fellow, Inclusive and Sustainable Enterprise
CEEDR, Middlesex University
03 Oct 2022
Research Fellow
University of Hertfordshire
01 Nov 2021
30 Jun 2022
Post-doctoral Research Fellow (ESRC)
Centre for Environment and Sustainability/Centre for Understanding of Social Prosperity – University of Surrey
01 Nov 2020
28 Feb 2022
Post-doctoral researcher
Henley Business School, University of Reading
01 Jul 2020
31 Jul 2022

Education and qualifications

PhD

PhD - Planning for Transitions? A case study of Frome, Somerset (UK).

01 Apr 2019
Real Estate and Planning, Henley Business School, University of Reading
MSc Environmental Management
31 May 2011
School of Environment and Life Sciences, The University of Ulster
MSc Poverty Reduction and Development Management
30 Sept 2006
The International Development Department, University of Birmingham
BA Political Science
30 Jun 2005
Department of International Relations and Political Science, University of Birmingham

Grants

Policy Innovation Fellowship Route B (Central Government) Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS)
13 Mar 2024
British Academy
Higher Education Innovation Fund
12 Dec 2023
IUK
Research Facilitation Fund
12 Dec 2023
IUK
Scoping Studies Grants
10 Aug 2023
AFN+/IUK
Higher Education Innovation Fund
12 Dec 2022
Post-doctoral Research Fellowship
10 Jun 2020
ESRC

Prizes and Awards

Research outputs

The role of sustainability knowledge-action platforms in advancing multi-stakeholder engagement on sustainability

Bream McIntosh, O., Burnett, A., Feldman, I., Lamphere, J., Reuter, T. and Vital, E. 2023. The role of sustainability knowledge-action platforms in advancing multi-stakeholder engagement on sustainability. Data and Policy. 5. https://doi.org/10.1017/dap.2023.27

Linking environmental and human health in English urban development decision-making: the human health literacy of environmental policy

Burnett, A. and Pain, A 2023. Linking environmental and human health in English urban development decision-making: the human health literacy of environmental policy. Built Environment. 49 (2), pp. 187-206.

SME Financing for Biodiversity: Building Nature Measurement and Impacts into SME Financing (‘SME FinBio’)

Owen, R., Lyon, F., Burnett, A. and Lodh, S. 2022. SME Financing for Biodiversity: Building Nature Measurement and Impacts into SME Financing (‘SME FinBio’). Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

SME Finance for Biodiversity (‘FinBio’) in the UK - project summary

Owen, R., Lyon, F., Burnett, A. and Suman, L. 2022. SME Finance for Biodiversity (‘FinBio’) in the UK - project summary. Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

Incentivising ‘regenerative value’ to improve sustainability outcomes

Burnett, A. 2022. Incentivising ‘regenerative value’ to improve sustainability outcomes. in: Vélez-Cuartas, G. and Romero-Goyeneche, O. (ed.) Transformative Metrics: Contributions to the Studies for Monitoring and Evaluating How Science, Technology, and Innovation Can Address Social and Environmental Challenges Medellin, Colombia University of Antioquia. pp. 159-190
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