Prof. Dr. Jens Newig heads the research group and has been Professor of Governance and Sustainability at Leuphana University Lüneburg since 2010.
Edward Challies, PhD is a senior lecturer at the University of Canterburry (NZ). He has been affiliated with the research group as a senior researcher in the EDGE project and as an adjunct senior research associate in the COUPLED project. Ed is a Human Geographer researching environmental governance processes and water policy and management.
Lisa Glass is a PhD student with the research group. She holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from FU Berlin. Her research focuses on governance for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Judith Gollata is a PhD student with the research group and a research associate at HafenCity University Hamburg. She holds a master’s degree in International Relations from King’s College London and researches local environmental governance and planning.
Okka Lou Mathis is a PhD student with the research group and works at the Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik / German Development Institute (DIE) in Bonn. She holds a master’s degree in Development Studies (Uppsala) and investigates sustainability institutions and national climate performance.
Janosch Pfeffer is a PhD student with the research group since 2021. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Utrecht in Sustainable Development, Earth System Governance and investigates deliberative mini-publics related to climate action.
Dr. Michael Rose has been a researcher and lecturer with the research group since December 2018. He holds a Dr. phil. from the University of Düsseldorf and a diploma (equivalent to master’s degree) from the University of Bamberg, both in Political Science.
Meinfried Striegnitz, Dipl.-Phys., former president of the Lower Saxonian environmental state agency, is a senior PhD researcher with the research group. His work focusses on the area of mediation and conflict regulation.