Anne Chapman has a 20 year history of thought and action on environmental issues and Green politics. She studied biochemistry at Oxford in the 1980s and then went to Manchester to do an MSc in Pollution and Environmental Control. Eight years working for an environmental consultancy company in North Wales were then followed by a move to Lancaster in 1997 to do a Masters in environmental philosophy at Lancaster University. This was followed by a PhD in philosophy at Lancaster concerned with the regulation of technology, looking in particular at synthetic chemicals. At Lancaster Anne became involved in the local Friends of the Earth Group, and was a director of Friends of the Earth (England Wales and Northern Ireland) for four years. In 2003 she was elected to Lancaster City Council for the Green Party, from which she retired in 2011. She is currently a director of LESS, a community interest company in Lancaster that promotes sustainable living, and is setting up a local renewable energy cooperative.
Anne lives in Lancaster with her partner and son, and enjoys cycling, hill walking, gardening and knitting.
‘Technology as World Building’, Ethics, Place and Environment, vol. 7, no. 1-2, pp. 59-72, March/June 2004.
‘Genetic Engineering: the Unnatural Argument’, Techne, vol 9 no. 2, pp81-93. 2005.
‘Hannah Arendt’ and ‘Green Ideology’, in the Encyclopedia of Science, Technology and Ethics, Macmillan, 2005.
Career choice and the Chemical Industry, Ethical Careers Briefing, Scientists for Global Responsibility, October 2006.
'Regulating Chemicals, from Risks to Riskiness' Risk Analysis, vol 25 no.3. 2006.
‘The Ways that Nature Matters: The World and the Earth in the Thought of Hannah Arendt’, Environmental Values, vol. 16, no.4, pp.443-445. 2007.
Democratizing Technology: risk, responsibility and the regulation of chemicals, Earthscan, 2007.