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Tim Jackson is Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Surrey and Director of the Sustainable Lifestyles Research Group – a multi-disciplinary research group funded by the UK Government, which explores the complex links between people’s lifestyles, societal values and sustainability. Tim has served in an advisory capacity for numerous Government departments and delivery agencies. From 2004 to 2011 Tim was Economics Commissioner on the UK Sustainable Development Commission, where his work culminated in the publication of the controversial book Prosperity without Growth – economics for a finite planet (Earthscan 2009). In 2013 he was awarded a three year Professorial Fellowship to study Prosperity and Sustainability in the Green Economy (PASSAGE).
Tim is an experienced writer, speaker and broadcaster. He has given more than 200 international keynote presentations, including a TED Talk in July 2010 and appears regularly in the UK and international media. In addition to his academic work, Tim is an award-winning dramatist with numerous radio writing credits for the BBC.