Think tank

ESRC STEPS Centre

Brighton, United Kingdom

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
 16
United Kingdom average
 34
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Melissa Leach, Andy Stirling, Ian Scoones
Founder gender: Both male and female founders
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Ian Scoones and Andy Stirling (co-directors)
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2020): Ian Scoones and Andy Stirling (co-directors)
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2019): Ian Scoones
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2021
ESRC STEPS Centre
 8
United Kingdom average
 34
Global average
 86
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%

Social

Likes (2022)
ESRC STEPS Centre
 1,518
United Kingdom average
 48,568
Global average
 32,642
Likes (2021)
ESRC STEPS Centre
 1,397
Likes (2019)
ESRC STEPS Centre
 1,264
Twitter
Followers (2022)
ESRC STEPS Centre
 9,398
United Kingdom average
 37,173
Global average
 19,207
Followers (2021)
ESRC STEPS Centre
 8,891
Followers (2019)
ESRC STEPS Centre
 7,873
Subscribers (2022)
ESRC STEPS Centre
 1,360
United Kingdom average
 12,094
Global average
 5,604
Subscribers (2021)
ESRC STEPS Centre
 1,050
Subscribers (2019)
ESRC STEPS Centre
 667
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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