Science and campaigning: how research can change the world

  • Thu 14 Jan 21

    13:00 - 14:00

  • Online


  • Event speaker

    William McCallam

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Life Sciences, School of

  • Contact details

    Dr Anna Sturrock

For many years Greenpeace has worked closely with scientists in all disciplines to conduct research, analyse policy and campaign for change.

There is nothing more vital to our work as an environmental NGO than making sure we are aligned with the science.

Looking at some of our ocean-going expeditions, this talk will explore of the successes of working with scientists over the past few years in Greenpeace’s oceans campaign, as well some of the key challenges of collaboration.


Will has been at Greenpeace since 2012, and has led their oceans campaigns for nearly six years. Starting out in fisheries policy he’s worked on all areas of ocean conservation and sustainability, including founding their plastics and global marine reserves campaigns. He regularly goes out on Greenpeace’s ships to campaign against unsustainable fishing practices, most recently to Antarctica in early 2020, and works with scientists across the world to campaign for change. He is the author of How to Give Up Plastic, published by Penguin Life in 2018.

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