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Frank Geels

Frank Geels

Project Researcher

University of Manchester

Frank W. Geels is Professor of System Innovation and Sustainability at the Alliance Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester. He is a world-leading scholar on socio-technical transitions, with six books and 76 peer-reviewed articles published including in Science, Nature Climate Change and Global Environmental Change. He is particularly well-known for his conceptual and empirical work on the Multi-Level Perspective (MLP) and Strategic Niche Management (SNM), which help explain the emergence of radical innovations and the unfolding of socio-technical transitions.

Between 2011–2018, Frank was chairman of the Sustainability Transitions Research Network. He has twice won a Research Publication Award from the International Association for the Management of Technology, has been selected by Thomson Reuters into their prestigious list of ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ (in 2014 and 2019), and elected as member of the Academia Europaea and Academy of Social Sciences.

Frank has written invited reports about sustainability transitions  for the European Environment Agency (EEA), OECD, European Commission, UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), and Dutch Department of Environmental Affairs. He is a member of the EEA Scientific Committee (2017-2020) and a Lead Author for the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report (2018-2021).

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