Dr Helen Holmes is a Lecturer in Sociology and Sustainable Consumption. Her interdisciplinary work explores materiality, consumption and diverse forms of economy, especially the circular economy. In particular, Helen focuses upon social perspectives of objects and materials, to illuminate the lived everyday relationships we have with things. She has extensive expertise in using qualitative methods to study micro level practices. Helen has published widely, including edited collections, journal articles and a forthcoming monograph on materials. She is a member of the Sustainable Consumption Institute and the Morgan Centre for Everyday Lives, and a challenge lead for the University of Manchester’s Sustainable Futures platform.