Our team

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Calum McGeown

Support and Enablement Lead

Calum is an activist and researcher with interests in power, political economy and social change. He completed an interdisciplinary PhD in 2023 on political struggle, post-growth economics and the planetary crisis, and has published on themes of democratisation, prefiguration and the role of universities as agents of (un)sustainability.

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Jordan Raine

Visioning and Strategy Lead

Jordan completed his award-winning PhD at 24 before transitioning to journalism, publishing in Time, DeSmog, the Daily Mail, Slate, and Yahoo News. He later became Environment Editor at The Conversation UK, working with academics across the country to produce accessible expert lowdowns on the latest environmental research and current events.

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Josephine Lethbridge

Operations, Partnerships & Engagement Lead

Josephine is an editor, researcher and communications consultant. Her background is in journalism. She spent eight years at news and analysis site The Conversation, most recently as Investigations Editor, where she collaborated with academics to produce engaging, cutting-edge and accessible content about complex social, scientific, and environmental issues. She acted as project manager for the development of F4F’s website and existing resources, and consults for research institutes and think tanks on matters of media, outreach and narrative change.

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Ali Rowe

Advisor

Ali is a zeitgeist tracker, creative producer, campaigner and communications strategist, with a formative background as a mental health nurse. She has built climate movements in the NHS (Psych Declares) and in the Royal College of Psychiatrists (having catalysed new positions on the climate crisis working within). Her philosophy is deeply embedded in person-focused community building, and as such her trusted network covers a wide range of other stakeholders in environmental breakdown, ranging over business, health, youth, global majority communities, creative industries, academia and politics.

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David Fopp

Advisor

David is a climate justice activist and researcher at Humboldt Uni/Centre Marc-Bloch Berlin. His work addresses multigenerational global climate justice activism, political and educational change for sustainability, and the role of science and universities in this transformation. He has, since the beginning of the Fridays For Future strikes in 2018, linked the youth climate movement to the science community, and has written a book about his work with Scientists for Future and the new climate movements.

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James Dyke

Advisor

James is Assistant Director of the Global Systems Institute, University of Exeter where he leads the MSc in Global Sustainability Solutions. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the European Geosciences Union, and serves on the editorial board of the journal Earth System Dynamics. James is also an experienced science communicator – a columnist for the i Paper, as well as a contributor to The Guardian, Independent, and other international media outlets.

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John Barry

Advisor

John Barry is Professor of Green Political Economy and Co-Director of the Centre for Sustainability, Equality and Climate Action at Queens University Belfast. He is also Co-Chair of the Belfast Climate Commission. His areas of academic research include post-growth and heterodox political economy; the politics, policy and political economy of climate breakdown and climate resilience; socio-technical analyses of low carbon just energy and sustainability transitions; and the overlap between conflict transformation and these sustainability transitions.

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Wolfgang Knorr

Advisor

Wolfgang has three decades of experience in climate science including atmospheric processes, development of models of climate change impacts and contribution to IPCC reports. He has been a group leader at the Max-Planck Institutes for Meteorology and Biogeochemistry (1999-2004), an expert advisor for the European Commission (2003-2004) and Deputy Leader of a major climate research programme of the UK Natural Environment Research Council (2005-2010). He left academia in 2020 to engage in shifting the narrative around climate and ecological breakdown.