Our Experts

Our world leading experts collaborate with businesses and governments on the solutions required in the critical decade ahead

Our Experts

No other city on the planet houses as many of the world’s top 100 climate scientists as Exeter, and the University has over 1500 people working on environment and climate solutions.

The Green Futures Solutions team is working with businesses and governments to deliver the net zero economy essential for humans to thrive. Pace and scale is critical in the race to zero and the economic transformation must be evidence based and expert led to succeed. The University of Exeter has over 20 years’ experience in environment and climate research: our climate scientists are some of the most influential in the world and the partnerships we have built make us a potent team to collaborate with and work towards a greener, healthier and fairer world. Meet some of our Green Futures Solutions experts below.

Academic Experts

Professor Neil Adger

Expert in Environmental Geography and Climate Adaptation

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Professor Ian Bateman OBE

Expert in Environmental Economics and Natural Capital

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Professor Richard Betts MBE

Expert in Climate Impacts and Policy

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Dr Amy Binner

Expert in Environmental Economics and Land Use

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Professor Camille Bonneaud

Expert in the Ecology and Evolution of Emerging Disease

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Professor Richard Brazier

Expert in Nature Renewal, Environmental Resilience and Water Resource Management

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Professor Fiona Charnley

Expert in Circular Economy and Sustainable Leadership

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Professor Peter Cox

Expert in Climate, Vegetation and Net Zero

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Professor Patrick Devine-Wright

Expert in Energy Transitions – social acceptance, community engagement and place attachment

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Professor Tamara Galloway

Expert in Marine Biology and Ecotoxicology

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Professor Kevin Gaston

Expert in Biodiversity and conservation

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Professor Brendan Godley

Expert in Marine Conservation and Biodiversity

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Dr Paul Halloran

Expert in Marine Climate Solutions

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Dr Xiaocheng (Sam) Hu

Expert in Life-cycle Assessment and Circular Economy

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Professor Tim Lenton

Expert in Climate, Biodiversity and Tipping Points

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Dr Kirsty Lewis

Expert in Climate Impacts and Policy

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Dr Ceri Lewis

Expert in Marine Biology

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Professor Matt Lobley

Expert in Land Use and Policy

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Professor John Love

Expert in Synthetic Biology and Biofuels

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Tony Norton

Expert in Decarbonisation and Policy

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Dr Saffron O’Neil

Expert in Climate Communication and Public Engagement

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Dr Marianne Pietschnig

Expert in Climate Science and Climate Modelling

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Dr Stuart Robinson

Expert in Sustainability and Leadership Education

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Professor Chris Smith

Expert in Clean Vehicles and Decarbonisation

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Dr Steven R. Smith

Expert in Positive Tipping Points and Exponential Change

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Professor Philipp Thies

Expert in Renewable Energy and Marine Technology

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Professor Frances Wall

Expert in Critical Minerals and Circular Economy

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Professor Gail Whiteman

Expert in Sustainable Leadership

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Professor Hywel Williams

Expert in Environmental Data Science and AI

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Professor Xiaoyu Yan

Expert in Sustainable Energy and Life Cycle Analysis

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Professor Chendi Zhang

Expert in Sustainable Finance

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Solution Consultants

Dr Jesse Abrams

Expert in Complex systems, Mathematical modelling, and Climate Change.

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Dr Dan Bloomfield

Expert in Conservation, Climate Adaptation and Circular Economy

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Claire Eatock

Expert in Marine Ecology and Public Health

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Chris Evans

Expert in Innovation, Impact and Economics

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Natalie Gawor

Expert in Climate Systems

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Jim Grant

Expert in Energy Systems and Marine Technology

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Alex Huke

Expert in Environment and Clean Growth

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Sarah Langmaid

Expert in Circular Economy, Sustainability and Responsible Business

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Dr Daniel Lash

Expert in Sustainability and Carbon Footprinting

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Andrew Mitchell

Expert in Building Performance and Carbon Footprinting

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Jack Oliver

Expert in Sustainable Finance

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Chris Phillips

Expert in Decarbonisation and Doughnut Economics

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Dr Tom Powell

Expert in Carbon Cycles and Biodiversity

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Andrew Rowson

Expert in Energy and Carbon Emissions Analysis

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Dr Dawn Scott

Expert in Environmental Science, including Natural Capital and Environmental Intelligence

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Amy Shaw

Expert in Sustainability Solutions and Green Futures Solutions Consultant

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Dr Puja Thiel

Expert in Bioeconomy, Circular Economy and Sustainability

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Dr Diana Tingley

Expert in Sustainability and Strategy

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Dr Iain Weaver

Expert in Climate Impacts and Data Science

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Strategic Advisors

Stuart Brocklehurst

Focus on Innovation and Business Engagement

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Professor Dan Charman

Expert in Earth Systems and Climate Change

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Professor Alexandra Gerbasi

Expert in Responsible Leadership and Business Engagement

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Professor Martin Siegert FRSE

Expert in Polar Science and Climate Change

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Nigel Topping

Expert in Climate Change and Policy

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