Jules Pretty, OBE, PFHEA, FRSB, FRSA
Professor of Environment and Society at the University of Essex, and Director of the Centre for Public and Policy Engagement (Essex)
Currently Professor of Environment and Society at the University of Essex, and Director of the Centre for Public and Policy Engagement, Jules’ career has focused on exploring, innovating and acting on the intersection between people and natural resources and between society and environment. He has advised government agencies, third sector charities, and educational institutions and has extensive media experience. He is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and the Royal Society of Arts, former Deputy-Chair of the UK government’s Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment, and has served on advisory committees for BBSRC and the Royal Society. He was presenter of the 1999 BBC Radio 4 series Ploughing Eden, a contributor and writer for the 2001 BBC TV Correspondent programme The Magic Bean, and a panellist in 2007 for Radio 4’s The Moral Maze.