Richard Erskine

Richard has spent nearly 30 years as an information management consultant, providing strategic advice to large organizations in the public and private sector on how to achieve a sustainable and joined-up approach to data, information and knowledge. He has worked…

Jeremy Green

Jeremy Green has worked in the telecommunications industry for over 30 years. For most of this time, he has been an industry analyst at specialist research companies including Ovum, Machina Research, and most recently Gartner. Before this he was Head…

Naomi Woodspring

Dr Naomi Woodspring was introduced to systemic thinking and understanding through the work of Michael White and David Epston and their innovative Narrative Therapy model. She completed her MA at John F Kennedy University in the San Francisco Bay Area…

Addy Adelaine

Dr. Addy Adelaine’s understanding of the complexity of social change, is founded in her substantial practical experience and personal journey. An experienced academic and practitioner Dr. Adelaine has worked for many years as an aid worker and youth worker, in…

Alan Heeks

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 a successful career managing building materials businesses, Alan has spent…

Cameron Hunter

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 contests within the US government to determine America’s response. His…

Natalie Martyn

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 few years ago to study an MSc in Sustainable Development…

Mike Parker

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. He has worked at director level in a global…

Fred Barker

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 and Technology.  A career in local government, consultancy and the…

Lewis Coyne

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 crisis and issues in biotechnology, motivated by Lewis’ overarching interest…

Robin Hancock

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 academic research at Loughborough University following his MSc in human…

Alasdair Grant

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 Downs National Park Authorities as a planning officer. During that…

Douglas Owen

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 in high-hazard industries, collaborating on international research projects, delivering consultancy,…

Carina Millstone

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 a Founder, former Chief Executive and current Chair of the…

Philipp Grunewald

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 wider social and environmental systems. The project aims at supporting…

Helmut Leitner

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 Technical University of Graz, continued with a dissertation on the…

Sara Zaltash

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 radicalism. Out of popular movements, digital lives and ancient practices,…

David Lerpiniere

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 Associate of the NGO Be Waste Wise and an independent…

Helene Finidori

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 University. She is a co-founder and coordinator of the Commons…

Steve Maslin

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 (Solutions Ltd). He is also a member of the…

Tom Stedall

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 the University of Bristol for research spanning physics, biology and…

Lucy Ford

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 mainly in the areas of International Relations Theory and International…

Paull Robathan

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 Chartered Institute of Building Service Engineers, Intelligent Buildings Group. He…

Alastair Roderick

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 bargains between rich and poor countries whereby the right to…

Zoe Young

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, addresses audiences and publishes internationally. Her book “A New Green…

Julia Ankenbrand

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 and museum education to costume making. She worked as a…

Frank Coles

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 own National Geographic web channel and has been a political…

Alice-Marie Archer

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 how the web’s collaborative potential can be harnessed strategically and…