Director

Professor Simon Joss

I am Professor of Urban Futures at the University of Glasgow and co-founder of the International Eco-Cities Initiative together with Robert Kargon and Art Molella.

I gained my PhD from Imperial College (University of London) in the field of science and technology studies. I joined the University of Westminster in 1997 as Research Fellow. From 2003 to 2009 I was Head of Department (Centre for the Study of Democracy, then Department of Politics and International Relations); and from 2008 to 2013 I acted as Director of Research in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities. I was appointed Reader in 2007, and Professor in 2008. From 2013 to 2018 I was the Director of the Graduate School at the University of Westminster, where I co-ordinated the University’s doctoral degree programmes and support postdoctoral researcher development.