John Merefield

John is an Environmental, European and Chartered Geologist with research interests in atmospheric particles and science education. John is a long standing member of the Institute of Science Technology, the Geological Society of London, the Association of Geoscientists for International Development and the National Society for Clean Air.

Formerly Director of the Earth Resources Centre, he is currently programme leader in Environmental Studies for the School of Education and Lifelong Learning and tutor in Business and Sustainability for the School of Geography, Archaeology and Earth Resources. His research, training and consultancy assignments have led to work in 20 countries and 70 publications.

John Blewitt

John has extensive experience in adult, further and higher education. He was formerly Course Leader for the BA Community Regeneration and Development and Undergraduate Course Chair in the School of Lifelong education and Development at the University of Bradford and a founder member of the Yorkshire and Humber Education for Sustainability Forum.

John joined the Exeter University in 2003 and is currently co-Director of the MSc Sustainable Development where he leads the Distance Learning, OPLeaders and Sustainable Communities pathways. John is also Director of the MA Archaeology and Heritage Management.

Recent external activities include work with the United Nations Advisory Panel on Sustainability Communications, WWF International on One Planet Leaders John is currently a member of Sustainability SouthWest, the UK Sustainable Development Panel and the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication.

John's research interests are in the areas of developing Sustainable Communities and New Media and Sustainability.


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