Ben Shaw appointed Director of PSI

The University of Westminster has announced that Ben Shaw is the new Director of PSI.


Ben Shaw

Having joined PSI as Senior Research Fellow in 2006, Ben had been serving as Acting Director since October 2013. He has led PSI as it became part of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, moved offices to 35 Marylebone Road and has focused on environment and sustainable development as its main area of interest in research, policy and practice.

Ben has been involved in sustainability research for almost 20 years. After a first degree in Geology, he studied for two master’s degrees, first in Applied and Environmental Geophysics and then in European Environmental Policy and Regulation. He came to PSI from Green Alliance, where he was Principal Policy Adviser, working on national-level strategic policy development and advocacy in the areas of waste, resource and product policy, but also projects on the role of negotiated agreements in UK environmental policy and sustainable consumption.

Since joining PSI, he has led research on, among other things, green taxation (through the Green Fiscal Commission), consumer behaviour in relation to sustainability goals and children’s independent mobility, as well as playing a major role in the Sustainable Development Research Network.