Neil is responsible for supporting the development of strategic partnerships with policy-makers, business and non-governmental organisations. He has a specific interest in the co-benefits of climate action – how tackling climate change can help create a cleaner, greener, fairer future and how these co-benefits can be better considered in the decision-making process. As part of this work, Neil manages the relationship with Ashden who have developed a co-benefits toolkit to support local authorities in taking more action on climate change while fulfilling their existing responsibilities.
Within Imperial, Neil supports the Ocean Plastics Network, the Satellites and Earth Observation group, work on the reuse and disposal of electric batteries and the Sainsbury's partnership. Neil represents the Grantham Institute on Greening Imperial - a project aimed at improving the environmental performance of the university.
Neil joined Imperial in March 2018 having worked for the Sustainability team of National Union Students (NUS) for six years. At NUS he managed the Student Switch Off campaign - a student halls of residence energy-saving campaign he set up in 2006 while undertaking a PhD at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia.
Neil has a MSc from UCL in the Public Understanding of Environmental Change and a BA in Geography from the University of Cambridge. He is also Managing Editor for the journal Global Environmental Change.