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Creativity and Cross-Community Impact Lead
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.
Academic Lead, Academic Futures
Alison is a cognitive psychologist and expert on human learning and thinking, who has held several senior academic roles in the UK. She was Dean at the Open University and most recently was Pro Vice-Chancellor at Arden University. At the end of 2018, she traded academia for advocacy and resigned from her post. Alison is currently Executive Director of the Scientists Warning Foundation and most recently spearheaded a call to action from over 1,000 UK academics. Her most recent article examines the role of academia in perpetuating the climate and ecological crisis.
Director, Community Building
Clara is a sustainability scientist and campaigner. Her background is in interdisciplinary studies in Global Governance (Tor Vergata University of Rome) and in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science (Lund University). She has worked in academia as a teaching assistant and conducted action-oriented research within the Climate Land Ambition and Rights Alliance (CLARA). She supports the latter in its PeoplesNDC project, which empowers civil and indigenous groups to understand the process of Nationally Determined Contributions and get involved in national climate change response plans. Clara is responsible for F4F's community building and listening. She also manages F4F's teaching projects.
Senior Advisor, Student Movements
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. As a former senior lecturer at Stockholm University (2017-2022), he developed a series of new university courses about democracy, education, sustainability, youth and children's rights, and theory of science, using creative teaching methods such as drama. 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.
Director, Community Engagement
Iulia is a social anthropologist and has worked at the intersection of research and policy in Singapore. She specialised in postcolonial and comparative Asian studies (School of Oriental and African Studies, SOAS, University of London) and has brought together academics, diplomats and human rights experts in collaborative projects that produced policy recommendations for 51 governments in Asia and Europe. Iulia manages Research for a future and F4F's Connect with peers projects.
Academic Lead, Engagement Futures
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.
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. He is Chief Executive of Faculty for a Future.
Director, Communications & Narrative
Josephine is an editor and communications expert. 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 issues. While she was there she set up Insights – a long-form section built around showcasing big picture and interdisciplinary thinking. She has an MA in English Literature and an MSc in Science, Technology and Society. Josephine manages F4F’s website, brand, user experience and content delivery, as well as leading on all communications projects.
Lydia is the Climate Change Communications Technical Lead at WTW’s Climate and Resilience Hub. She’s also a Research Associate at Climate Outreach. For the last nine years, Lydia has been working at the interface of science communications to non-experts – from governments, to farmers, and financial institutions to corporates – helping them make the best decisions for what they choose to do next, and training scientists in how to have those conversations too. Her research background is as an environmental scientist (UEA ENV) and social scientist (Leverhulme Doctoral Scholar in Climate Justice, University of Reading) which sparked her interest in expert communications, and led to her PhD thesis on how climate scientists can engage in policy advocacy and preserve their scientific credibility and independence.
Max is a recent graduate in political science and international relations. Since graduating, he has worked in a number of community building and campaign managing roles for charities and not-for-profit organisations including Climate Acceptance Studios, where he assists in the management of healthcare cycling campaigns and air quality crisis art tours. Max plays a supporting role in Faculty for a Future's community building and listening processes.
Chief Operating Officer
Tom has more than two decades' experience as a project director, team builder, promoter, producer and creative entrepreneur. He has worked in a range of organisations from start-ups to multinationals, and sectors including consultancy, business advisory, publishing, SaaS, NGOs and a range of arts disciplines. Most recently, he brought together a coalition that included the World Health Organization, the Global Climate and Health Alliance, six NHS Trusts, artwork Pollution Pods by Michael Pinsky and Patagonia amongst many others to deliver a healthcare cycling campaign and tour around the air quality crisis. Tom runs the operations for F4F as well as playing a support role in community-building and communications.
Academic Lead, Co-Produced Futures
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.