I’m using these webpages to hold articles and links to other materials such as podcasts. I’ll also post here when the fancy takes me.
Joe is Senior Lecturer in Environment The Open University, and consults on media and environmental change. He is a social scientist specialising in environmental policy and politics and has written books on climate change (with Stephen Peake, Oxford University Press, 2009), quality of life (as co-ed, Constable Robinson 2008), the green movement (Granta, 2006) and the media and global environmental issues (Earthscan, 2000). Joe’s teaching spans introductory to Masters and PhD level, with a particular emphasis on innovative online learning and debate. He is Co-Director of the Cambridge Media and Environment Programme which, since 1996, has run seminars on environmental change and development issues for senior media decision makers, mainly from BBC News and Vision. He has acted as academic consultant on a number of major TV projects including Sir David Attenborough’s BBC One programmes for the 2006 climate change season, BBC Two’s Coast (2005) and the world’s first climate change political thriller Burn Up (BBC Two 2008), written by Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire). Joe is initiator of Interdependence Day, a communications and research project that takes a fresh look at global issues (its last report ‘essential reading’ according to UK Government Minister Hilary Benn). He is also leading an ambitious ten-year multi-media project Creative Climate, which will capture the human stories of ingenuity and imagination in response to environmental change 2010-2020. Joe holds a BA degree in Social and Political Sciences and a PhD in Geography from the University of Cambridge, and ran a University-wide environmental research and teaching network there (1995-2000). He has held visiting fellowships there at Clare Hall (2005/6) and CRASSH (2008/09).