Adrian’s career history has spanned from playing in a reggae band, searching for frog species previously unknown to science, working with rural communities to manage tropical forests in East Africa and studying the regulation of biotechnology across four continents. Currently, Adrian is head of impact and engagement for the STEPS Centre, a group of twenty people at Sussex looking at Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability. The Centre’s diverse membership is including ecologists, philosophers, doctors, anthropologists and others with backgrounds stretching from environmental campaigning to electronic engineering and help STEPS and its partners around the world in their efforts to link science and technology to poverty alleviation, environmental sustainability and social justice. Adrian convened an international project that, in 2010, created a new manifesto focussing on these objectives.
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