All Team Members

Joanne Proctor
Joanne Proctor
Utrecht University

Joanne Proctor is an Event Advisor and works for the strategic theme Pathways to Sustainability at Utrecht University. She is interested in helping researchers become more effective in communicating their work and bringing science to non-academic audiences through events. Now times are changing fast event organizing takes a whole different pathway, her goal is to organize attractive events online and…

Sébastien Treyer
Sébastien Treyer
Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), France

Sébastien Treyer is the Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI). He is a graduate from Ecole Polytechnique and AgroParisTech, and holds a PhD in environment management. He is a specialist in foresight for public policies and international negotiations on sustainable development. A civil servant of the French ministries of Agriculture and Environment, he has…

John Thwaites
John Thwaites
Monash University, Australia

Prof. John Thwaites is a Professorial Fellow, Monash University, and Chair of the Monash Sustainable Development Institute and ClimateWorks Australia. He is the Chair of the National Sustainable Development Council, which has developed the Transforming Australia: SDGs Progress Report 2018. He was previously Chair of the National Sustainability Council an independent Council appointed by the Australian Government, which produced the…

John Thompson
John Thompson
University of Sussex, UK

John Thompson has worked on power, policy and sustainability issues in food and agriculture, water resource management and rural development for nearly 25 years, in both developing and industrialised countries. He joined IDS at the University of Sussex in October 2006 as a Research Fellow and serves as Joint Co-ordinator of the Future Agricultures Consortium, which aims to encourage critical…

Michelle Scobie
Michelle Scobie
The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago

Michelle Scobie, PhD, LlB, LEC, is a lecturer and researcher at the Institute of International Relations at The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine and Co-Editor of the Caribbean Journal of International Relations and Diplomacy.She has practiced as an attorney at law in Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. She was the first corporate secretary of the Trinidad and…

Charlotte Ballard
Charlotte Ballard
Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Charlotte Ballard is the science communication and public relations officer co-ordinating the media and outreach of the GLOBALGOALS research programme. She was trained as an evolutionary biologist before moving towards sustainability research and communication. She has developed and implements a communication strategy for the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development as a whole, and is particularly interested in helping researchers become…

Abbie Yunita
Abbie Yunita
Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Abbie Yunita is on the Organising Committee of the 2020 SDG Research Symposium. She is a PhD Candidate within the GLOBALGOALS research programme, with an interdisciplinary background in International Studies and Geography, and holds a Master in Development Studies from the Graduate Institute in Geneva. Prior to joining the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, she was a Researcher at the Sustainable India…

Francesco S. Montesano
Francesco S. Montesano
Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Francesco S. Montesano is on the Organising Committee of the 2020 SDG Research Symposium. He is a PhD candidate within the GLOBALGOALS international research project based at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. He has a strong International Relations background, and holds an MSc in Global Politics from the London School of Economics. Prior to joining the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable…

Leonie Grob
Leonie Grob
Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Leonie Grob is a Master student at Utrecht University with a background in Economics and Latin American Cultural Studies. She is currently enrolled in the MSc Sustainable Development, Earth System Governance track. Leonie is particularly interested in the implementation processes of the SDGs on local and regional level. In the GlobalGoals project, Leonie is contributing to an analysis of the…

Julia Fritzsche
Julia Fritzsche
Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Julia Fritzsche is a third-year student of the undergraduate programme Global Sustainability Science with a specialization in Governance and Societal Transformation.  She is involved is managing locations and extracurricular/free-time activities for the GlobalGoals 2020 Symposium.