Honorary Fellows

We are pleased to maintain active research links with the following academics.

Laurie Waller (Research Associate, Department of Geography at the University of Manchester)

Laurie joined the University of Manchester in 2021 after 3 years as a researcher at 3S. A sociologist by training, he works in the field of science and technology studies with a particular focus on public engagement with emerging technologies and climate/environmental issues. He has a longstanding interest in political theory and public participation and has previously taught interdisciplinary courses on technology & democracy, controversy analysis and participatory research design. He is particularly interested in experimental and creative uses of media in social research.

Rob Bellamy (Presidential Fellow in Environment in the Department of Geography at the University of Manchester)
Rob joined Manchester in 2018 after five years as James Martin Fellow in the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society at the University of Oxford. His research focuses on the interactions between global environmental change and society, particularly in relation to climate change and energy. He has published widely on these topics in top ranked academic journals, including Nature Energy, Global Environmental Change and Environmental Science & Policy. He has also served as an advisor on climate change and energy issues to various government departments. Bellamy is committed to interdisciplinary research and draws on insights from across the natural and social sciences and the humanities.

Tim O’Riordan (Professor of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia)

Tim received an OBE in 2010, is a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Norfolk, served as Sheriff of Norwich (2009-10), and is a Fellow of the British Academy. He has edited a number of key books on the institutional aspects of global environmental change, policy and practice, and is actively involved in research on the better governance for sustainability. He is also active in the evolution of sustainability science partnerships. His direct work relates to designing future coastlines in East Anglia in England and in Portugal, so that they are ready for sea level rise and the creation of sound economies and societies for a sustainable future. Tim plays the double-bass in a local chamber orchestra