Victor Anderson was a Green member of the London Assembly member from 2000 to 2003. He previously worked as a researcher for Cynog Dafis, joint Green-Plaid Cymru MP for Ceredigion. He is also a published academic, writing for the New Economics Foundation and publishing Alternative Economic Indicators, a book which challenged the use of GDP as the central measure of economic activity.
John Barry teaches political economy at Queen’s University Belfast. He has been closely involved with green politics in Ireland, co-leading the Green Party of Northern Ireland and standing in North Down in the 2003 Northern Ireland Assembly elections. John’s research interests include the relationship between sustainability and social policy, green political economy, ecofeminism and environmental justice. He blogs at Marxist-Lentilist.
Molly Scott Cato is Professor of Strategy and Sustainability at Roehampton University. Her academic work engages critically with the existing economic paradigm, which she considers to be the fundamental cause of the ecological crisis. Her own proposal of a 'bioregional economy' is based on ending economic growth and reconceptualising the earth's resources as common wealth. She blogs at Gaian Economics.
Anne Chapman studied biochemistry at Oxford and has environment-related masters degrees from Manchester and Lancaster universities. She has academic publications in the field of the philosophy of science and technology; her book Democratizing Technology is published by Earthscan. Anne lives in Lancaster where she is working to set up a renewable energy co-operative.
Ray Cunningham was Director of the Anglo-German Foundation for the Study of Industrial Society for five years. Prior to that he taught in the German university system and worked in academic publishing. He is joint Founder and Convenor of the British-German Environment Forum and a Visiting Professor at Anglia Ruskin University.
Maya de Souza works in environmental policy and is a councillor in Camden where she is developing a community bond to fund local energy schemes. She has a strong interest in green economics and philosophy and mental health. Maya is a qualified lawyer and worked for a number of years as an employment lawyer mainly for trades unions. She has a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics as well as a Masters in Law.
Andrew Dobson is Professor of Politics at Keele University. He specializes in environmental political theory, and the 4th edition of his Green Political Thought was published in 2006. Together with Brian Heatley, Andy Dobson worked on the Green Party's 2010 election manifesto and stood for the Green Party in the 2005 General Election in Newcastle-under-Lyme. His webpage is here Andrew Dobson
Jonathan Essex is a chartered engineer and environmentalist. He has worked for engineering consultants and contractors in the UK, Bangladesh and Vietnam. He is currently sustainable construction manager at Bioregional, an environmental charity. This work has included developing strategies for a social enterprise ecopark, Pushing Reuse, and decarbonising the UK construction and housing industries.
Lucy Ford is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Oxford Brookes University. Her research focuses broadly on global political ecology, with a particular interest in civil society and social movements. She previously worked as researcher and parliamentary assistant to Caroline Lucas, the UK's first Green Member of Parliament.
George Graham is a specialist in the policy and practice of humanitarian aid. He has worked in Nepal, India and Sudan, and elsewhere in Africa and Asia. He is now based in London, where he works for a well-known children's charity. He has a Masters degree in Violence, Conflict and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies and a BA in English from Oxford.
Brian Heatley is a former senior civil servant. He has worked amongst other things on on policy, finance and planning for major government training programmes, and earlier on support for small businesses, the privatisation of British Telecom and on the regulation of the financial sector. He has masters degrees in mathematics and history. He was co-author with Andy Dobson of the Green Party's 2010 General Election manifesto.
Thomas Lines has worked for 20 years as an international consultant specialising in trade and finance, as they affect poor countries. He started his working life as a business journalist reporting on the commodity markets, and has also been a lecturer in international business at Edinburgh University and an advisor at the European Parliament.
Andy Pearmain is a historian of Labour and British politics, based at the University of East Anglia. His most recent book is The Politics of New Labour: A Gramscian Analysis. Andy has been a member of the Communist and Labour parties, and is currently a Green Party member. He is a national expert in HIV social care.
Rupert Read works closely with environmental scientists, in eco-philosophy, at UEA. His publications include his popular book, Philosophy for Life: Applying Philosophy in Politics and Culture. He was a Green Party Councillor from 2004-2011, and helped write the first draft of the Green 2009 Euro-election manifesto. He blogs on environmental reframing at Green Words.
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