Ben McNeil is leading a new generation of scientific thinkers who engage with the wider public through writing and speaking. His expertise and interests range from climate science, ocean acidification and clean technology, to the economics of innovation and scientific discovery. Ben teaches and leads a university research team along with advising companies and governments on strategic long-term thinking.
After working as a research scholar at Princeton University and living in New York City, he now lives in Sydney, Australia with his family and is based at the University of New South Wales. Ben is finishing his second book called ShortThink, exploring the social and economic settings that make individuals and institutions fall into short-term thinking. Ben is also founder of thinkable.org, aimed at building a global community that supports neglected but potentially transformative blue-sky research that governments and industry are moving away from.