Dr Liam Saddington - Director of Studies in Geography
Liam is a political and environmental geographer whose research focuses on the geopolitics of climate change concerning small island states and rising sea levels. His work explores how the relationship between territory and statehood is being reimagined in low-lying atolls in light of rising sea levels. It examines how space and time shape understandings of climate change and the implications for critical geopolitics, adaptation, and diplomacy.
Dr Chris Macdonald - Head of Comms, Lab Director, Sustainability Engagement Lead
Dr Chris Macdonald is a behavioural scientist and author. He is currently conducting a series of experiments that test the efficacy of ‘green nudges’: low-cost interventions that increase pro-environmental choices. Chris has a PhD in Behavioural Economics. His doctoral research explored communication variables, nudge theory, priming, and behaviour change. Chris’s research questions led him to take a wide range of additional courses including advanced programming, flight mechanics, health policy, global energy, sustainable agriculture, and environmental management. Chris also has a diverse portfolio of professional experience including working as a consultant, technical director, and manager for media and tech companies. Chris is the author of Operation Sustainable Human which explores optimised climate action. The proceeds of the book were redirected to plant ten thousand trees in Africa.