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Professor Ioan Fazey

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Ioan is Professor of the Social Dimensions of Environment and Change and Director of Strategy for the Department of Environment and Geography at the University of York. His research focuses on how to steward transformations to regenerative futures and bring about the systemic kinds of changes needed to overcome 21st century challenges like climate change. This includes researching and asking deep questions about how our knowledge systems – universities, research institutes, and the way we go about learning in complex environments – need to transform to support wider societal transformations to sustainability. Ioan has over 70 research publications in knowledge, resilience, transformations and sustainability. He actively supports and facilitates a growing field of research, teaching and action associated with transformation, including being a founding member and steward of the SDG Transformation Forum, co-founder of the Transformations Conference Series and trustee of – the action oriented organisation promoting transformative thinking and building capacity for working within a rapidly changing world.


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