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SurreyUniversity of Surrey, Centre for Environmental Strategy

The University of Surrey is an international university with a worldwide reputation for excellence in teaching and research. It offers students a unique combination of high academic standards, employment success and a prime location in beautiful surroundings, yet with ease of access to London. Our undergraduate and postgraduate students experience a first-rate working environment.  The Centre for Environmental Strategy is an internationally renowned centre of excellence in post-graduate teaching and research.  Taught Masters programmes in sustainable development, environmental strategy and corporate environmental management involve over 80 students.  CES is also home to RESOLVE (the ESRC research group on lifestyles, values and environment) - a unique multidisciplinary collaboration involving around 30 academics, researchers and research students including economists, environmental scientists, psychologists and sociologists from across the University.

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Persons involved

Tim Jackson Tim Jackson is Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Surrey and Director of the ESRC Research Group on Lifestyles, Values and Environment (RESOLVE). Funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council, the aim of RESOLVE is to develop a robust understanding of the links between lifestyle, societal values and the environment, and to provide evidence-based advice to policy-makers seeking to influence people’s lifestyles and practices. Prof Jackson also directs the newly-awarded Defra/ESRC Sustainable Lifestyles Research Group. He is Economics Commissioner for the UK Sustainable Development Commission and author of their recent, controversial study Prosperity without Growth – economics for a finite planet (Earthscan 2009).  In addition to his academic work, Tim is an award-winning dramatist with numerous radio writing credits for the BBC.
Gemma Cook Gemma Cook is Administrative Coordinator on RESOLVE – the ESRC Research group on Lifestyles, Values and the Environment.  She has seven years experience in event management and administration and would take on the responsibility for organising the two multinational knowledge brokerage events on finance taking place in the UK. 
Angela Druckmann Dr Angela Druckman is senior researcher in RESOLVE – the ESRC Research group in Lifestyles, Values and the Environment and has 10 years experience in economics and the environment. She co-developed with Prof Jackson the Surrey Environmental Lifestyle Mapping (SELMA) framework and is coinvestigator on the £3.2 million EPSRC project on complexity science and environment.  Dr Druckman is expected to provide day to day management of the Surrey contribution under the supervision of Prof Jackson.
Ian Christie Ian Christie is an independent advisor, researcher, teacher and writer on sustainable development and environmental issues. He is an Associate of the UK environmental policy think-tank Green Alliance, and has been a contributor to courses for many years at CES. He chairs the advisory group for the Centre's RESOLVE programme on lifestyles, behaviour, values and consumption. His work has included advisory roles on sustainability and climate policy in Whitehall (2006-2008), consultancy to voluntary bodies, public agencies and businesses, lecturing and advocacy. Ian was joint head of environment, waste strategy and economic development at Surrey County Council (2003-2006) ; his other posts have included deputy director of the think-tank Demos and associate director of the consumer trends consultancy The Henley Centre for Forecasting. He worked for nearly ten years as a fellow of the Policy Studies Institute, working on technology policy, energy efficiency and take-up of cleaner production systems in UK industry. His early career was in the IT industry as a computer programmer and technical author. His main publications are Cleaner Production in Industry (PSI, 1995), Managing Sustainable Development (with Michael Carley, 2nd edition, Earthscan, 2000), From Here to Sustainability (Earthscan, 2001) and Church and Earth (Church House, 2009), the Church of England's Seven Year Plan for Climate and Environment. His research interests include policy analysis for sustainable development, behaviour and values for sustainable consumption, social and cultural dimensions of climate policy, environmental philosophy and resource management.

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