Jacob originally joined Policy Connect on a 6 month secondment from his PhD at the University of Edinburgh to lead the NERC-funded Zero Plastic Waste project. After completing this project Jacob returned to his PhD part-time and joined Policy Connect on a part-time basis to manage the All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group.
Jake has recently completed a PhD in environmental governance at the University of Edinburgh and has degrees in zoology and human geography as well as a Graduate Diploma in economics. Outside of Policy Connect Jake edits the newsletter for the European Society of Ecological Economics and works part-time as a Research Assistant on climate risk and sustainable finance for the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at the University of Cambridge.
Outside of work Jacob enjoys reading, cycling and hiking (preferably in Scottish mountains).