Bertie is a Research Associate in the Urban Institute, and works on ESRC Jam & Justice project and as part of the international MISTRA Urban Futures. He has a PhD from the University on Leeds focused on the politicization of scientific knowledge in the radical climate and climate justice movements. He has previously worked at the University of Leeds, Liverpool and Salford.
His research interests are in participatory and deliberative democracy; utopianism and directional demands; the dismantling of post-politics; the organisation of the commons and post-capitalist transition; and the rise of new forms of urban internationalism. He is also a member of the UK organization Plan C.