Justin Dillon is an internationally renowned Professor of Science and Environmental Education and Head of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Bristol. His previous role was Professor of Science and Environmental Education and Head of the Science and Technology Education Group at King’s College London. After studying for a degree in chemistry he trained as a teacher at Chelsea College and taught in six inner London schools until 1989 when he joined King’s. He is currently directing King’s involvement in three EU-funded projects looking at: interests and recruitment in science; developing exhibitions in museums and science centres aimed at promoting women in science and technology, and inquiry-based science education in botanic gardens.
Bill Scott is an Honorary Professor at the University of Bath having recently retired as Director of the the University’s Centre for Research in Education and the Environment. He is a director (and current Chair) of the community interest company South West Learning for Sustainability Coalition, a Trustee of the Forest of Avon and Wiltshire Wildlife trusts, and is President of the National Association of Environmental Education [NAEE]. Up to its recent demise, he chaired the UK National Commission for UNESCO’s Education for Sustainable Development Co-ordinating Group and ESD Forum. Bill’s research has focused on the role of learning in sustainable development, on the contributions that education (viewed broadly) can make to this, and on the problems of researching the effectiveness of such activities. He hopes that schools, colleges and universities will take sustainability seriously through what they teach and how the operate as institutions, but not to the extent of disempowering people by telling them how to live their lives and what values to hold. Bill blogs at: https://blogs.bath.ac.uk/edswahs.
Nigel Rayment has a PhD in the literature of natural history and ecology and its contribution to a sense of place. A full-time employee of Magnified Learning, his role includes providing strategic consultancy to LSIS on sustainable development. He has researched and published regional sustainable development audits for the LSC, and was lead author of CEL’s Leadership for Sustainable Development (2007). An accredited development education trainer, he sits on Think Global’s Advisory Council, and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors and of the RSA. He is chief moderator for NCFE sustainable development qualifications.