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Ian Christie

Associate Professor, Social Science and Ethics of Sustainability (Centre for Environment and Sustainability, University of Surrey)

My work at CES concerns social, political and ethical aspects of transitions towards sustainable development. I am also a Fellow of the University of Surrey’s Institute for Sustainability, and a founding member of the Surrey Climate Commission.

Before joining CES full-time in 2011 I was a visiting prof. and lecturer there for many years, while working as a freelance consultant on sustainability.

Clients included: government departments, local councils, Environment Agency, Natural England, WWF, Church of England and think-tanks. I have held several posts in business and policy.

At Surrey County Council I was joint head of environment, economic development and waste strategy (2003-6); and I was a part-time advisor in the Dept. for Communities and Local Government on climate policy and sustainability (2006-8).

Earlier roles included: fellow of the Policy Studies Institute (1986-95); associate director at the Henley Centre for Forecasting (1995-7); deputy/acting director of the think-tank Demos (1997-9).

My early career was spent in the IT industry as a programmer and technical author.

I’m a trustee of the charity Perspectiva, Fellow of WWF-UK, and an associate of the think-tanks Green Alliance and Theos.

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