Core Team

  • Ian Roderick

    Director

    Ian is the Director of the Schumacher Institute, he is a past president of the UK Systems Society. His early career was in Operational Research, MSc (1975) and he co-founded Read More …

  • Emmelie Brownlee

    Director

    Emmelie is a director of The Schumacher Institute and was our Communications and Events Manager until July 2015. She has a background in research, critical thinking and sustainability communication and Read More …

  • Nicola Jones

    Director

    Nicola is a director of the Schumacher Institute. Her approach to systems thinking draws on her multi-disciplinary experience. This includes working as a lawyer in the private client and corporate Read More …

  • Tom Henfrey

    Senior Researcher and Learning Programmes Coordinator

    Tom Henfrey completed a doctorate in Environmental Anthropology at the University of Kent in 2002, the first in this subject to be awarded at a British university. His doctoral thesis Read More …

  • Dr Jenneth Parker

    Research Director

    Jenneth has a BA Hons (Cardiff) and Msc (London School of Economics) in Philosophy and an interdisciplinary DPhil from the University of Sussex drawing on ethics, philosophy of science and Read More …

  • Michael Clinton

    Research Director

    Michael is a Research Director at the Schumacher Institute, a role shared with Dr Jenneth Parker. Michael attained his MSc from Cranfield Institute of Technology (now Cranfield University) in Aerospace Read More …

  • Martin Sandbrook

    Programme Leader: Pale Blue Dot and Systems Thinking for Effective Action

    Martin Sandbrook MA, MBA, MSc has explored many areas in his professional work: he has been an accountant, a senior manager in the both public and private sectors, a process Read More …

  • Richard Hellen

    Richard is an experienced energy sector analyst with over 25 years experience in both large scale central and small scale distributed power generation. He is a low carbon energy options Read More …