Science, People & Politics, editorial advisers in July, 2017

Helen Gavaghan
BSc (hons), editor
Since 2005

Fred Pearce
Fred Pearce
FRSGS. Adviser since 2006

Dr Ferdinando Patat

Dr Ferdinando Patat (above) became an editorial adviser to Science, People & Politics in September, 2016.

Martin Redfern

BSc (hons)
Adviser since

Graham Dutfield

Left. Professor Graham Dutfield,
Adviser since 2014

See Below for quick word sketch of the current and former editorial advisers of Science, People & Politics.

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Dr Ferdinando Patat holds a masters and a PhD in Astronomy from the University of Padua, Italy. He leads the Observing Programme Office of the European Southern Observatory (ESO), an intergovernmental organisation based in Germany. Dr Patat's main research interest is Supernova explosions. He is author and co-author of more than a hundred refereed publications in international journals.

Professor Graham Dutfield, who on 1st October, 2014 joined the editorial advisery board for Science, People & Politics, holds the chair in international governance at the School of Law at the University of Leeds. Previously he was research fellow in intellectual property law at Queen Mary, University of London. He was educated at the Universities of Portsmouth, Cambridge and Oxford. His doctoral thesis was about intellectual property, and the trade in genetic resources and biodiversity conservation.

Fred Pearce is an author and journalist based in London, England. He has been environment consultant of New Scientist magazine since 1992, reporting from 67 countries. He writes regularly for The Guardian newspaper, and is a frequent lecturer, having spoken on all six continents. His recent books include Peoplequake, The Climate Files, When the Rivers Run Dry, Confessions of an Eco Sinner and The Land Grabbers. He is a Fellow of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, and winner of a life time achievement award from the Association of British Science Writers (ABSW).

Martin Redfern, deputy editor, is a science journalist, broadcaster and author. He is a Templeton Cambridge Fellow and a three times ABSW award winner (1985, 1993 and 2005). Martin has a degree in geology from University College, London. He was a producer on the staff of the BBC and BBC World Service for 37 years, leaving in March 2012 to pursue a freelance career.

Helen Gavaghan, Editor. Helen Gavaghan is a journalist, science writer, editor, author, website creator and publisher. She has expertise and a proven track record in all stages of editing the work of journalists and academics for publication in print and online.

The decision of the editor and publisher is final. It can be overturned only by the executive director (responsible by mutual agreement to shareholders with a vote independent of their share holding in this matter only) of the company owning Science, People & Politics ISSN 1751-598x (online). The company is dormant and non trading as of 8th October, 2016.

The input of the editorial advisers on all aspects of content is welcomed and respected. Helen Gavaghan and Martin Redfern understand the nature of the extensive competence of those named advisors providing the title, through them, with their insights and knowledge and opinions to the extent they, as advisers, wish, and when they as advisers have the time. The role is unpaid. HG.

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FORMER advisers

Dr Phillips Salman, from September 2006 to September 2007. Dr Salman was associate professor of English at Cleveland State University from 1974 to 1999, and he was granted emeritus status is 2002. His doctorate and masters in English literature are from Columbia University, and his undergraduate degree is from Harvard. In partnership with the poet, John Heath-Stubbs, Dr Salman wrote an intellectually challenging essay about the relationship of poetry and science which was published as an introduction to an anthology of "Poems of Science", published in 1984 by Penguin.

Ms Paula Cleggett was an editorial adviser to Science, People & Politics from 2006 to 2014. Her quiet expertise and unfailing willingness to bring, unprompted, to the editor's attention a few carefully selected matters of editorial value to the title and its aspirations has been deeply helpful. Paula is now pursuing training and a career as an artist. Her website is Until August 2012 she was Associate Director for policy in the Office of Federal Relations of Vanderbilt University. She has worked for many years for the US Federal government, concluding her government career in the most senior non political, public relations post for NASA.

Dr Cynan Ellis-Evans was an editorial adviser to Science, People & Politics from 2006 until 26th August 2016. He is a biogeochemist with interests in astrobiology.

Click here to read an article by Cynan, written when he headed the Arctic Office for NERC. The piece complements an article about the Arctic and climate change by Dr Alun Anderson in issue one, 2014.

Helen Gavaghan, 2014.

Helen Gavaghan

xxxxHelen founded Science, People & Politics in 2005.

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