Dr Alex Hope is Head of Department for Leadership and Human Resource Management and Associate Professor of Business Ethics at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University. He is responsible for the strategic leadership of the department and undertakes teaching, research and consultancy across topics such as responsible business, sustainable development, corporate social responsibility, energy policy and business ethics. He holds a PhD in Sustainable development, an MA in Academic Practice and BSc (Hons) in Environmental Management.
Alongside his work at Newcastle Business School, Alex is Vice-Chair of the UK and Ireland Chapter of the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (UN PRME) initiative and Co-Chair of the UN PRME Climate Change and Environment working group. In these roles he leads on the integration of the sustainable development goals (SDGs or Global Goals) in business and management education and assisting organisations in understanding climate change and becoming carbon literate.
Prior to his academic career Alex worked in retail, managing HMV superstores, before transitioning to a career in sustainability first with North Tyneside Council as a Sustainable Energy Systems Officer. He then went on to run his own sustainability consultancy, One Planet Management.
Outside of work, Alex is a married father of three which keeps him busy enough, but he also enjoys running and cycling along the North East Coast where he lives.