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Jacob Ainscough

Jacob Ainscough

Senior Researcher, Sustainability Policy

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 managed the All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group.

Jacob has a BSc in Zoology from the University of Exeter and an MSc in Environment, Science and Society from UCL. He is also studying part time for a Graduate Diploma in Economics from Birkbeck, University of London. Jacob currently edits the newsletter for the European Society of Ecological Economics and sits on the committee of the Royal Geographical Society: Coastal and Marine Research Group. Prior to starting his PhD Jacob worked as a research assistant at the Zoological Society of London in their Marine and Freshwater team.

Outside of work Jacob enjoys reading, cycling and hiking (preferably in Scottish mountains).

Jacob Ainscough