People

The Small World team brings together environmental and business expertise, to enable the strategic and value enhancing responses to climate change.

Mike Berners-LeeFounder
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Expert in greenhouse gas footprinting and organisation development, author of There is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break YearsHow Bad Are Bananas? The carbon footprint of everything and co-author of The Burning Question. Mike is a Professor at Lancaster University.

Dr. Robin FrostSenior Researcher

Robin spent 7 years in the finance industry and then 18 years in the food industry before completing an MSc in Environmental Informatics and a PhD in Environmental Sciences investigating the measurement of greenhouse gas footprints in business supply chains.  His research areas include the hybridisation of lifecycle models, and the use of supplier provided information to refine footprint estimates for organisations.

Sarah Donaldson – Consultant

Sarah has a background in Ecology and Environmental Sciences, and recently submitted her PhD thesis in Plant Physiology. Pursuing her interests in food security under climate change, Sarah undertook a Professional Internships for PhD Students placement (PIPS) at SWC during her PhD, working on a variety of consultancy projects. She began her role at SWC after completing her studies.

Dr. Gary WhiteConsultant

Gary has over 20 years experience with a broad range of business and not-for profit sectors, including research, energy, construction and community development. Most recently he has been actively engaged in developing and supporting global community level programmes around carbon resilient planning and development, with a particular interest in how we engage and motivate young people in the climate change agenda. He also currently a Teaching Fellow at Aberdeen University in environmental management.

Martin Tate – IT and Systems consultant

Martin Tate is the founder of Decision Evaluation Ltd.. His contribution is to get senior committees to make good decisions to time when selecting new technology or supporting services. He engineers consent from messy and controversial situations. He developed our evaluation, selection and procurement method. He turns his clients into sophisticated purchasers who buy technology that fits.
Martin is the author of the recent book published by BCS: Off-The-Shelf IT Solutions: A practitioner’s guide to selection and procurement.