Dr Sian Evans


Lecturer in Geography

Geography, Archaeology and the Environment

Contact Details

email: sian.evans@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 85 5183 (Room SS004)

Dr Sian Evans is a visiting lecturer in human geography with interests in sustainability and human ecology. She has provided research support to several European funded projects on sustainability and assisted with the implementation of environmental management systems in the cables industry.


  • PhD - Consumer influence on product life an explorative study. (Sheffield Hallam University, 2005)
  • Pg Dip - Social Science Research Methods (Sheffield Hallam University, 2002)
  • MSc - European Environmental Policy and Regulation. ( Lancaster University, 1996)
  • BSc(Hons) Human Ecology. (Huddersfield University, 1995)

Teaching & Research


The Science and Politics of Climate Change (GEOG1014)

People and Place (GEOG1021)


Sustainable consumption, in particular the influence of consumers on the lifespan of household products.

Environmental attitudes and behaviour

The sustainability benefits of changing from systems of individual product ownership to service based provision.

Life cycle information systems



Evans, S and Cooper, T (2009) Consumer Influences on Product Life-Spans.

In Cooper, T. (Ed) Longer Lasting Solutions: Advancing Sustainable Development Through Increased Product Durability. Ashgate: Surrey

Evans, S, Lawson, R and Todd, S (2006) New Zealand in the 21st century: A consumer lifestyles study. Technical Report. Department of Marketing, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. http://eprints.otago.ac.nz/351/

Evans,S. and Cooper, T. (2003) Waste not, want not? An exploration of the effect of consumer behaviour on the service life of three categories of household product .

In: Chartered Institution of Wastes Management Annual Conference, Paignton, June 2003.

Evans, S. and Cooper, T. (2003) Consuming to last: the contradictions and complexities of optimising product life in contemporary society. In: British Sociological Association Annual Conference, York, April 2003.

Cooper, T. and Evans, S. (2001) Applying the 3S concept: a British case study . In: Towards Sustainable Product Design, 6th International Conference, Amsterdam, 29-30 October 2001. pp. 107-115 .

Cooper, T. and Evans, S (2000) Products to Services. Friends of the Earth: London