Victor Anderson

Visiting Professor at Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University

Professor Victor Anderson is the Visiting Professor at the Global Sustainability Institute in Anglia Ruskin University. His research interests include; relationship between ecology and economy, especially globally, sustainable development; green politics & economics.

Prior to taking up his current position Professor Anderson had worked as Senior Policy Officer for One Planet Economy at WWF-UK, a Lecturer at Goldsmith's College, London University, an Economist at the Sustainable Development Commission, a Senior Parliamentary Researcher at Plaid Cymru Group of MPs, Board Member at London Development Agency and an elected Assembly Member at the Greater London Authority. He is also currently a Member of the Planetary Boundaries Initiative Advisory Group.

The Global Sustainability Institute is a research institute within Anglia Ruskin University which has grown rapidly since its formation in early 2011. It consists of a group of researchers involved in an extremely wide variety of research projects, collaborating with numerous external partners as well as other departments across the university (such as Built Environment, Business, Life Sciences and Psychology). Their core research questions are focused around (i) personal motivations and (ii) systems change, set against the challenges of sustainability. They have four key areas of research: Behaviour change & decision making; Climate action & cultural systems; Resource management & ecosystems services; Education for sustainability.

Experience

  • –present
    Visiting Professor, Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University

Education

  • 1974 
    Oxford University, BA Philosophy Politics & Economics