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Together with our international research partners, LEEP brings together experts from the diversity of social, economic and natural sciences needed to provide an integrated understanding of the ways in which these complex systems interact.

Team members

Ian Bateman (2023)

Professor Ian Bateman

Professor of Environmental Economics

Director of LEEP Institute

Director of the South West Partnership for Environment & Economic Prosperity (SWEEP)

Professor Brett Day


Professor of Environmental Economics

Director of LEEP Institute

Ben Groom

Professor Ben Groom

Professor of Economics

Dragon Capital Chair of Biodiversity Economics

Director of LEEP Institute

Ben Balmford

Dr Ben Balmford

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, LEEP Institute

Dr Amy Binner

Senior Lecturer, LEEP Institute 

Dawn Scott

Dr Dawn Scott

LEEP Centre Manager

Dr Carlo Fezzi

Senior Lecturer, LEEP Insitute
Alex Inman

Professor Alex Inman

Professor of Practice, Farmers Network
Phil Laws

Phillip Laws

Senior Administrator, Farmers Network
Chris Lee

Dr Christopher Lee

Landscape Decisions Fellow, LEEP Insitute

Dr Mattia Mancini

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, LEEP Insitute

Daniele Rinaldo

Dr Daniele Rinaldo

Lecturer in Economics, LEEP Insitute

Kate Gannon

Dr Kate Gannon

Programme Manager, NetZeroPlus

Sharon Gove

Sharon Gove

Project Administrator, NetZeroPlus

Ethan Addicott

Dr Ethan Addicott

Lecturer in Economics, LEEP Insitute

Catherine Graham

Catherine Graham

Personal Assistant to Professor Ian Bateman, LEEP Insitute
Diana Tingley

Dr Diana Tingley

Project Manager and Business Fellow, LEEP Institute

Dr James Webber

Lecturer in Water Systems Engineering

SWEEP Research Fellow, LEEP Institute

Mingyuan Chen

Dr Mingyuan Chen

Postdoctoral Research Associate, LEEP Institute
Alessandro Silvestri

Dr Alessandro Silvestri

Graduate Research Assistant, LEEP Institute


Shijin Jollands

Finance Manager, LEEP Institute

PhD Students

Frankie Cho

Frankie Cho

PhD Researcher, LEEP Institute

Kevin Donkers

Kevin Donkers

PhD Researcher, LEEP Institute
Tatiana Garcia Tatiana Carolina Cantillo Garcia Postdoctoral Research Associate, NetZeroPlus
  Erik Nielsen PhD Researcher, LEEP Institute
  Penelope Fialas PhD Researcher, LEEP Institute 

Phoebe Stewart-Sinclair

PhD Researcher, LEEP Institute (Recently awarded)


Dr Matthew Agarwala Environmental Economist, University of Cambridge

Arlan Brucal

Dr Arlan Brucal

Lecturer in Economics (Education and Research)

Dr Sabrina Eisenbarth

Associate Professor for Environmental Economics,

University of St. Gallen 

Dr Katrina Davis

Associate Professor of Conservation Biology, University of Oxford

Thiago Fonseca Morello Ramalho da Silva

Associate Professor, Center for Engineering, Modeling and Applied Social Sciences (CECS), UFABC

Louis Haddrell Web App Developer, Fidelity International
SM Halleck Vega Dr Solmaria Halleck-Vega Associate Professor, Wageningen University & Research
Dr Amii Harwood Lecturer in Geography and GIS, University of East Anglia
Dr Keith Howe

Senior Research Fellow, University of Exeter

Alex Rusby Alex Rusby Behavioural Science Associate, Influence At Work
Dr Greg Smith Environmental Economist, CSIRO

Professor Melanie Austen

Professor of Ocean and Society, University of Plymouth 

SWEEP Marine Co-Lead

Dr Michela Faccioli

Senior Researcher/Lecturer, Università di Trento

Dr Nathan Owen

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Exeter

Professor Kerry Turner

Professor of Environmental Economics, University of East Anglia

Gemma Delafield

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Exeter

Dr Grace Twinston-Davies

SWEEP Impact Fellow, University of Exeter

Professor Charles Tyler

Professor of Environmental Biology/Academic Lead and SWEEP Water Co-Lead

University of Exeter 

Dr Ben Wheeler

SWEEP Senior Research Fellow at the College of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter

Sian Rees
 Dr Sian Rees Associate Professor of Social-Ecological Systems (Research), University of Plymouth

SWEEP Co-Investigator and Senior Impact Fellow

Professor Martin Attrill

Professor of Marine Ecology, University of Plymouth

SWEEP Marine Co-Lead

Sian de Bell Dr Sian de Bell

SWEEP Impact Fellow, University of Exeter Medical School

Professor Guangtao Fu

Professor of Water Intelligence, University of Exeter

 and SWEEP Principle Investigator

Professor Kevin Gaston

Professor of Biodiversity and Conservation and SWEEP Biodiversity and SME Lead,

University of Exeter

William Gaze Professor William Gaze 

Professor of Microbiology and SWEEP Health Co-Lead at the College of Medicine and Health,

University of Exeter

Rebecca Lovell Dr Rebecca Lovell Research Fellow and SWEEP Co-Investigator, University of Exeter Medical School
Dr Ilya Maclean Associate Professor of Global Change Biology and SWEEP Co-Investigator, University of Exeter 
Professor Gerd Masselink 

Professor of Coastal Geomorphology and SWEEP Coastal Protection Lead, University of Plymouth


Dr Jonathan Mosedale

Associate Research Fellow and SWEEP Impact Fellow at the Biological Sciences Department,

University of Exeter

Professor Juliet Osborne

Chair in Applied Ecology and SWEEP Food Sector Lead at the Biological Sciences Department,

University of Exeter 

Tim Poate Dr Timothy Poate 

Senior Research Consultant and SWEEP Impact Fellow, University of Plymouth

Kit Stokes
Dr Kit Stokes

Senior Research Fellow (Impact), University of Plymouth

Sir Robert Watson Chair of LEEP Science Advisory Board 

Tribute to Professor Dame Georgina Mace CBE

It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Dame Georgina Mace CBE on 19th September 2020.

Remembering Georgina Mace