Research Fellows

  • Alan Heeks

    Research Fellow

    Alan Heeks is a writer, consultant and social entrepreneur with a deep passion for resilience and sustainability: for individuals, work teams, communities and the environment. After a Harvard MBA and Read More …

  • Cameron Hunter

    Research Fellow

    Cameron Hunter is a PhD student at the University of Bristol. He is currently working on an ESRC-funded project on US perceptions of China’s “rise” in outer space, exploring the Read More …

  • Natalie Martyn

    Research Fellow

    B.Ed French and Environmental Science, RHS Diploma Level 2 Natalie’s background is in education, she was a teacher in the Primary sector for over 20 years: “I left teaching a Read More …

  • Mike Parker

    Research Fellow

    Mike Parker has 30+ years of experience in global systems and spent ten years helping a range of clients to implement innovative tools and techniques in a range of business domains. Read More …

  • Fred Barker

    Research Fellow

    Fred is an experienced researcher, analyst, engagement specialist and communicator.  After obtaining a degree in the Science of Materials, Fred gained an MSc on The Structure and Organisation of Science Read More …

  • Lewis Coyne

    Research Fellow

    Lewis Coyne is an ESRC-funded PhD student at the University of Exeter conducting research into the work of Hans Jonas. His thesis applies Jonas’ theory of responsibility to the ecological Read More …

  • Robin Hancock

    Research Fellow

    Robin is a chartered ergonomist with a background in psychology and human factors. He also holds a diploma in Design for Sustainable Futures from the Open University. After starting in Read More …

  • Alasdair Grant

    Research Fellow

    Alasdair has 14 years experience of environmental policy making from his various roles with the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which included secondments to Exmoor and South Read More …

  • Douglas Owen

    Senior Research Fellow

    Doug graduated as a psychologist (BA, MA with credit) in 2000 from the University of Otago (NZ). He has over 15 years of professional experience as a human factors specialist Read More …

  • Carina Millstone

    Research Fellow

    Carina Millstone is currently completing a book entitled Frugal Value: Designing Business for a Crowded Planet on the nature and workings of business in an ecological, steady economy. She is Read More …

  • Philipp Grunewald

    Research Fellow

    Philipp is an Associate Lecturer in Information Management at Loughborough University and one of the initiators of Socio-Ecological Enterprises. Socio-Ecological Enterprises are institutions that see themselves as inherently embedded in Read More …

  • Helmut Leitner

    Senior Research Fellow

    Helmut is an independent software developer and IT consultant. He is a researcher and author in the field of complex systems and pattern research. He graduated in chemistry from the Read More …

  • Sara Zaltash

    Research Fellow

    Sara Zaltash is an artist creating bold contemporary projects that enact an evolving engagement with political, philosophical and spiritual realities. Her work is disarmingly personable, enchantingly direct and prone to Read More …

  • David Lerpiniere

    Research Fellow

    David works with local and central government, international agencies and the private sector to tackle waste and resource management challenges. He is a researcher with the University of Leeds, an Read More …

  • Helene Finidori

    Senior Research Fellow

    Helene has a background in business strategy, branding and organizational development. Until recently she taught Management and Leadership of Change in the Barcelona Centre of the International Program of Staffordshire Read More …

  • Steve Maslin

    Senior Research Fellow

    Steve is an architect whose specialism is design and advice around people’s needs.  He is a Design Council CABE Built Environment Expert and director of his own company, Building User Design Read More …

  • Tom Stedall

    Research Fellow

    Tom Stedall is a researcher, writer and software developer. His background is in the sciences, holding an undergraduate degree in physics from the University of Cambridge and a PhD from Read More …

  • Lucy Ford

    Research Fellow

    Lucy Ford is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Oxford Brookes University where she teaches and researches on political ecology and the political economy of sustainability. Her research interests lie Read More …

  • Paull Robathan

    Senior Research Fellow

    Paull’s technical expertise is in Technology, Strategy, Design and Intelligent Buildings. He was the first Chairman of the European Intelligent Building Group, and is a management committee member of the Read More …

  • Alastair Roderick

    Research Fellow

    Alastair Roderick is our Global Development and Economics Research Fellow, working on our Convergence Alliance project which is developing a coalition of organisations dedicated to the principle of convergence: basic Read More …

  • Zoe Young

    Research Fellow

    Zoe Young is a writer, speaker and documentarist. Her reports from frontlines of nature, culture and power give voice to the voiceless; bring balance by bridging worlds. She shows films, Read More …

  • Julia Ankenbrand

    Research Fellow

    With an MA in European Ethnology, English Cultural Studies and Sociology Julia is interested in sustainability from very diverse angles. She has worked in different contexts ranging from creating exhibitions Read More …

  • Frank Coles

    Research Fellow

    Frank Coles is a media professional of nearly 20 years standing working across TV, radio, news media, marketing, branding, publishing and the internet. He is a published author, has his Read More …

  • Alice-Marie Archer

    Research Fellow

    Alice-Marie managed the EU FP7 funded project CONVERGE exploring process and mechanisms towards equity within biological planetary limits. Her research focus is on systems sciences for sustainability including research into Read More …