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CAT lecturers provide expertise in a wide range of subjects related to sustainability, with many having experience in both academia and industry. This is complemented by visiting tutors and guest lectures from visiting academics and leading professionals.

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Dr Ruth Stevenson

Senior Lecturer

Ruth is an environmental social scientist, lecturing across the range of taught and research postgraduate courses at CAT. Drawing on experience in renewable energy consultancy, policy making with Welsh Government and academic research on policy and discourse she focusses on the nature of socio-technical transformations and working towards social and behavioural transformation. She works closely with CAT’s Zero Carbon Britain Hub to implement systemic change at grassroots and institutional levels.

Regular Guest Architecture Lecturers

Fiona Gamble, Buro Happold (structural engineer); Nick Cramp, Max Fordham & Partners (engineers & building physicists); Mark Drane, Urban Habitats (architect); Chris Loyn, Loyn & Co. (architect); Professor Tom Woolley, Emeritus Professor, Queens University, Belfast (architect & healthy buildings expert); Owen Griffiths, (Art Practitioner, Community participation specialist); Patrick Hannay (architect & journalist); Mary Arnold-Forster (architect); Jan Kattein (architect); Gregor Neeve, Natural England (ecologist); Beth Stratford (economist and housing specialist); Andy Edwards (architect); Bill Butcher (director of green building store); Nick Grant (Passivhaus specialist, Elemental Solutions); River Jean (carpenter); Jenny Hall (designer and builder); Emma Appleton (Natural builder); Alex Sparrow (UK Hempcrete founder); Rowland Keable (rammed earth specialist); Stafford Holmes (lime specialist) and more.

Regular Guest MSc and MRes Lecturers

Prof. Charles Ainger, Visiting Professor, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge; Paul Allen, Zero Carbon Britain; Luke Bailey, Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive at Ofgem; Tom Crompton, Director of Common Cause Foundation; Harriet Festing, Director of Anthropocene Alliance; Jo Gwillim, Dulas Renewable Energy; Rob Gwillim, Renewable Energy Consultant; Peter Harper, Independent Researcher; Mark Hinnells, Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities; Diane Hubbard, Green Footsteps; Rowland Keable, Director Rammed Earth Consulting; Duncan Kerridge, Senior Research & Development Engineer at The Sure Chill Company; Jaise Kuriakose, Lecturer in Climate Change at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Manchester; Prof. Tim Lang, Food Policy; Tom Levitt, Freelance Journalist and Director of Oxford Farming Conference; Rachel Lilley, Behaviour Change and Communication; Dr Pamela Mason, Researcher in Food; Duncan McCann, Researcher at New Economics Foundation; Kara Moses, Facilitator of social change, nature connection, writer and Red Pepper Editor; Jane Powell, Independent Writer, Researcher and Activist; Josie Redmonds, Community Development Malawi; Lotte Reimer, Environmental Management; Tom Robinson, Founder of Adaptavate and CAT Graduate; Prof. David Rudlin, Director Urbanism Environment and Design; Susan Steed, Economist of sorts, co-founder of Brixton Pound; Dr Judith Thornton, Low Carbon Manager; Dr Mikey Tomkins, Urban Agriculture research and practice; Colin Tudge, Biologist, Writer and Director to the Oxford Real Farming Conference; Dr Derek Wall, Economics Writer, Green Party Principal Speaker; Prof. John Whitelegg, Visiting Professor of Sustainable Transport at Liverpool John Moores University; Prof. Dave Wilkinson, Visiting Professor in Ecology at the University of Lincoln; Monika Zurek, Senior Researcher at the Environmental Change Institute.

There are more visiting lecturers who are not listed here.

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