This page introduces the core members of the PCAN team, which is spread across London, Leeds, Edinburgh and Belfast in the UK. Follow these links to meet our PCAN Associates and Fellows and to see members of the PCAN Advisory Group.

Professor John Barry (Co-investigator, Belfast)

John Barry is co-Chair of the Belfast Climate Commission and is based at Queen’s University Belfast in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics.

Jamie Brogan (Co-investigator, Edinburgh)

Jamie Brogan is Head of Innovation and Skills at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation and leading the setting up of the Edinburgh Climate Commission 


Harriet Carter

Harriet Carter is Operational Manager of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and PCAN 

Alice Creasy (Policy Fellow, Edinburgh)

Alice Creasy is a researcher at the University of Edinburgh and has joined the PCAN team as a Policy Fellow working on the Edinburgh Climate Commission.

Amelia Duncan (Policy Fellow, Leeds)

Amelia has joined the PCAN team at the University of Leeds as a Policy Fellow, working with Andy Gouldson as part of Leeds Climate Commission.

Professor Sam Fankhauser (Principal Investigator)

Sam Fankhauser is Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment  at the LSE, London, and also Director of the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy. He leads the Place-Based Climate Action Network.

Professor Andy Gouldson (Co-investigator, Leeds)

Andy Gouldson is Chair of the Leeds Climate Commission, which he founded in 2017, and is based at University of Leeds, where he is Professor of Environmental Policy.

Margo Hanson (Secretariat Co-ordinator, Leeds Climate Commission)

Margo Hanson keeps the wheels of the Leeds Climate Commisson turning as Secretariat Co-ordinator and provides administrative support for the PCAN activities in Leeds.

Rosanna Harvey-Crawford (Communications support, Edinburgh)

Rosanna is a Project Officer at ECCI and provides communications support for Edinburgh Climate Commission as well as research support to the Policy Fellows

Dr Candice Howarth (Policy Fellow, LSE)

Dr Candice Howarth is a Policy Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment leading PCAN activities.

Dr Dan van der Horst (Co-investigator, Edinburgh)

Dan van der Horst is a Senior Lecturer in Environment, Energy and Society at the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh.

Kate Lock (Policy and Communications Officer)

Kate Lock does communications and engagement for PCAN and also the Leeds Climate Commission. She is based at the University of Leeds.

Jo Miller (PCAN Administrator)

Jo Miller is Institute Administrator at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and is PCAN Administrator.

Dr Alice Owen (Co-investigator, Business Platform)

Alice Owen is Associate Professor in the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds. She leads the cross-cutting PCAN business platform.

Professor Nick Robins (Co-investigator, Finance Platform)

Nick Robins is Professor in Practice – Sustainable Finance at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE. He leads the PCAN platform on finance.

Katarzyna Szwarc

Katarzyna is a Policy Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute working with Nick Robins on PCAN's finance platform

Dr Amanda Slevin (Policy Fellow, Belfast)

Dr Amanda Slevin is a PCAN Policy Fellow with the Belfast Climate Commission and Co-Director of the Centre for Sustainability, Equality and Climate Action, Queen’s University Belfast.