- Children and the Environment
- ELiCiT (Exploring lifestyle changes in transition)
- Foundations for Sustainable Living
- Mapping Rebound Effects
- PASSAGE (Prosperity and Sustainability in the Green Economy)
- Policy Dialogue
- Price Responsiveness of Demand in Energy
- Resilience and Sustainable Lifestyles
- Sustainability Transitions in Food Systems
- Sustainable Living in Remote Rural Scotland
Deputy Director and Co-Investigator
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Andy Stirling is Research Director for SPRU and the Management School at the University of Sussex, co-directing the STEPS Centre (led by M. Leach at IDS). He has a background in astronomy and science studies, a masters in archaeology and social anthropology and a doctorate in science and technology policy. Working formerly as an archaeologist then an activist, he’s served on the boards of Greenpeace International and Greenpeace UK. He’s now an interdisciplinary researcher and policy adviser, focusing (with colleagues) on challenges around ‘opening up’ more democratic governance of knowledge, research, science, technology and innovation – exploring issues like: uncertainty, precaution, scepticism; sustainability; resilience; reflexivity; diversity; pluralism; transformation; progress; participation and power.
Andy has blogged and published widely on these issues. He’s served on advisory committees for the EU on Energy Policy, Science in Society, Collaborative Research, Sustainability and Science Governance and for the UK on toxic substances, GM Crops, public engagement and science advice – as well as for the Royal Society, Nuffield Council and UN IHDP. He’s worked with industry and civil society groups including the Global Energy Observatory (Paris), and thinktanks Demos and the Green Alliance (UK). He currently serves on advisory boards for several academic journals and on the Research Committee of the UK Economic and Social Research Council.
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