Edinburgh Futures Institute and the Global Compassion Initiative is hosting Dr Katherine Trebeck as a ‘writer-at-large’.
Working closely with Professor Liz Grant (co-director of the Planetary Futures MSc), Katherine will explore the overlap between compassion and the economy. Over this three-year project, Katherine is producing a suite of written pieces, taking part in discussions about a more compassionate economy (for example, supporting the U21 Health Sciences initiative), and co-delivering a course on the Wellbeing Economy as part of our postgraduate degree programme Planetary Health.
If you would like to get in touch, you can do so via Katherine’s website: katherinetrebeck.com.
Katherine has long been working to change how people and policy makers think about and shape the economy. In recent years she co-founded the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll) and its Scottish hub, WEAll Scotland, and instigated the Wellbeing Economy Governments partnership, WEGo.
Alongside her time as writer-at-large at the Edinburgh Futures Institute, Katherine is a member of, and advisor to, the Club of Rome, a Strategic Advisor for the Centre for Policy Development, and Economic Strategy Advisor to The Next Economy. She is a thinker-in-residence at the Australian National University’s Planetary Health Hot House, a New Economics Senior Fellow at the ZOE Institute, a Fellow of The Post Growth Institute, and a Distinguished Fellow of the Schumacher Institute.
Katherine has Bachelor Degrees in Economics and in Politics (University of Melbourne) and holds a PhD in Political Science from the Australian National University. Her board roles have included a range of groups such as the C40 Centre for Urban Climate Policy and Economy, the Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity, and The Democracy Collaborative.
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