The STEPS Centre carries out interdisciplinary research projects and policy engagement activities with partners in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. STEPS' work looks at how pathways to sustainability linking environmental integrity with social justice can be built in today's complex, dynamic world. To help deal with this issue it has developed a novel pathways approach as a guide to thinking and action around emerging sustainability challenges. Bringing social and natural scientists together across development studies and science and technology studies, it works in and across the areas of food/agriculture, health/disease, water/sanitation and energy/climate change to generate new thinking and practical solutions.

Contact details

Website:
https://steps-centre.org/

Address:
IDS, Library Road, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RE, UK

Country:
United Kingdom

Sub-region:
Northern Europe

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Africa, China, Europe, Latin America, North America, South Asia, Global
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
University institute/center
Institutional affiliations
University
Year founded
2006
Age (years)
ESRC STEPS Centre
 17
United Kingdom average
 35
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Melissa Leach, Andy Stirling, Ian Scoones
Founder gender: Both male and female co-founders
Leadership
Leader(s) (2023): Amber Huff
Leader gender: Female
Leader(s) (2022): N/A
Leader gender: N/A
Leader(s) (2021): Ian Scoones and Andy Stirling (co-directors)
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2021
ESRC STEPS Centre
 8
United Kingdom average
 34
Global average
 87
2019
ESRC STEPS Centre
 24
2016
ESRC STEPS Centre
 32
% Female staff
2021
ESRC STEPS Centre
 38%
United Kingdom average
 42%
Global average
 48%
2020
ESRC STEPS Centre
 50%
2019
ESRC STEPS Centre
 42%
% Female researchers
2021
ESRC STEPS Centre
 38%
United Kingdom average
 20%
Global average
 16%
2020
ESRC STEPS Centre
 38%
2019
ESRC STEPS Centre
 29%

Organisational performance

Publications
2022
ESRC STEPS Centre
 6
United Kingdom average
 46
Global average
 65

Social

Likes (2023)
ESRC STEPS Centre
 1,500
United Kingdom average
 44,792
Global average
 27,094
Likes (2022)
ESRC STEPS Centre
 1,518
Likes (2021)
ESRC STEPS Centre
 1,397
Twitter
Followers (2023)
ESRC STEPS Centre
 9,299
United Kingdom average
 29,019
Global average
 19,389
Followers (2022)
ESRC STEPS Centre
 9,398
Followers (2021)
ESRC STEPS Centre
 8,891
Subscribers (2023)
ESRC STEPS Centre
 1,610
United Kingdom average
 12,249
Global average
 6,305
Subscribers (2022)
ESRC STEPS Centre
 1,360
Subscribers (2021)
ESRC STEPS Centre
 1,050
Subscribers (2019)
ESRC STEPS Centre
United Kingdom average
Global average
Subscribers (2016)
ESRC STEPS Centre

Data notes

Last updated: 22/01/2022
Data sources consulted: Information supplied by organisation, Organisation┬┤s website
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