Speaker Profiles OUNCS Symposium 2016

The OUNCS was held in November 2016. On this page you can find information about the speakers who attended this event.

 

Tony Juniper is an independent sustainability and environment advisor, including as Special Advisor with the Prince of Wales's International Sustainability Unit, Fellow with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and as co-founder of sustainability consultancy group Robertsbridge.He is President of the Wildlife Trusts, President of the Society for the Environment and a trustee of Fauna and Flora International and Resurgence-Ecologist and a Harmony Professor of Practice at the University of Wales Trinity St David. Juniper speaks and writes widely on conservation and sustainability themes and is the author of many books, including the multi-award winning best-seller What has Nature ever done for us? published in 2013. His latest book, What is really happening to our planet?: the facts simply explained, was published in June 2016.
Tony Juniper is an independent sustainability and environment advisor, including as Special Advisor with the Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit, Fellow with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and as co-founder of sustainability consultancy group Robertsbridge.  Juniper speaks and writes widely on conservation and sustainability themes and is the author of many books, including the multi-award winning best-seller What has Nature ever done for us? published in 2013. His latest book, What is really happening to our planet?: the facts simply explained, was published in June 2016.
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Tallulah Chapman is Communications Manager at the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) UK. Since joining the organisation 9 years ago, she has seen both the worldwide area of FSC certified forests and recognition of the logo in the UK more than double. Having celebrated FSC UK’s 20th anniversary last year, she hopes that in the next decade everyone will come to know and love the FSC tick-tree logo that means so much to so many.
Professor Ian J. Bateman OBE, FRSA, FRSB, is Director of the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute (LEEP), University of Exeter. at the University of Exeter, UK. LEEP incorporates the Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE) and the Centre for Rural Policy Research (CRPR). Ian holds a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit award and is a Member of the Natural Capital Committee, the Board of the UK Joint Nature Conservation Committee, the Environment Agency Long-Term Investment Scenarios Development Group and the NERC Strategic Programme Advisory Group.
Professor Ian J. Bateman OBE, FRSA, FRSB, is Director of the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute (LEEP), University of Exeter. at the University of Exeter, UK. LEEP incorporates the Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE) and the Centre for Rural Policy Research (CRPR). Ian holds a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit award and is a Member of the Natural Capital Committee, the Board of the UK Joint Nature Conservation Committee, the Environment Agency Long-Term Investment Scenarios Development Group and the NERC Strategic Programme Advisory Group.
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Colin Mayer was the first professor at the Saïd Business School in 1994, the Peter Moores Dean of the Business School between 2006 and 2011, and the first Director of the Oxford Financial Research Centre between 1998 and 2005. He was a Harkness Fellow at Harvard University, a Houblon-Norman Fellow at the Bank of England, the first Leo Goldschmidt Visiting Professor of Corporate Governance at the Solvay Business School, Université de Bruxelles, and has had visiting positions at Columbia, MIT and Stanford universities.
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Chris Grieve works in strategic direction of organisations and people. It is in this role that she has worked for businesses, government and charitable organisations, including as International Policy Director and Associate Director of the Marine Stewardship Council. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of WOCAN (Women Organising for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management), and until recently was on the Advisory Board for Ocean Outcomes, a US organisation which works alongside communities and the fishing industry to develop the sustainability of commercial fisheries.
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Dr David Edwards is a Lecturer in Conservation Science at the University of Sheffield, following positions as Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University and James Cook University, and Leverhulme Trust Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Leeds. His work focuses on the impacts of land-use change on tropical biodiversity. Within this sphere, he explores methods of ensuring sustainable tropical agriculture and landscape management whilst protecting biodiversity.
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E.J. Milner-Gulland is Tasso Leventis Professor of Biodiversity at the University of Oxford and runs the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science (ICCS). Previously, she worked for 15 years as Professor of Conservation Science at Imperial College London. Her research group at ICCS study the relationship between social and ecological systems and explore mechanisms for managing human-nature interactions, and their website is http://www.iccs.org.uk.
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Professor Simon Jennings is a Lead Advisor at the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), giving scientific advice on biodiversity, fisheries, food security and environmental management to a range of national and international bodies. He is also an Honorary Chair at the University of East Anglia where he directs the Collaborative Centre for Sustainable Use of the Seas (CCSUS), a joint UEA-Cefas Centre seeking to develop solutions to achieve sustainable use of the seas. In related work as a research scientist, Simon studies marine systems and develops methods to support fisheries and marine environmental management.
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Charles Godfray is a population biologist with broad interests in science and the interplay of science and policy.  His research involves experimental and theoretical studies in population and community ecology, epidemiology and evolutionary biology.  He is particularly interested in food security and chaired the Lead Expert Group of the UK Government Office of Science’s Foresight project on the Future of Food and Farming. He is a Fellow of the UK Royal Society, and is Hope Professor (based in the Zoology Department) at Oxford University where he directs the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food.

 

Sandra Nogue is a lecturer in Palaeosciences at the University of Southampton. Previously, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Zoology Department at the University of Oxford and at the University of Bergen. She has a keen interest in research at the nexus of palaeoecology and biogeography. Her main research interest is on island ecosystems (including mountain summits) that are known to be exceptional natural laboratories as many islands’ biotas have evolved in the absence of human pressure since several centuries or few millennia ago.

Catherine Redgwell  is Chichele Professor of Public International Law. Her research interests fall broadly within the public international field, including international energy law and international environmental law. She has recently published two major co-authored monographs on international environmental law: a second edition of Lyster’s International Wildlife Law (CUP, 2010) (with Michael Bowman and Peter Davies of Nottingham University) and the third edition of Birnie& Boyle’s International Law & the Environment (OUP, 2009) (with Professor Alan Boyle of the University of Edinburgh). Her energy research focuses on the international legal regulation of energy actors and activities, ranging from environmental impact to public participation and corporate accountability issues. Indeed, with climate change and the pressure to move beyond a strongly carbon-based economy, her research is increasingly at the confluence of international environmental and energy law.

Dr Bhaskar Vira teaches at the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge, where he is Reader in the Political Economy of Environment and Development; he is a Fellow of Fitzwilliam College. His research interests centre on the changing political economy of development in both rural and urban contexts, especially in India; and on political ecology, focusing on forests, wildlife and landuse change and the social context for biodiversity conservation. Bhaskar is closely involved with the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, and the Global Food Security strategic research initiative at the University of Cambridge, and is the Founding Director of the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute.