Dr Jack Barrie

Research Fellow, Environment and Society Centre

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Dr Jack Barrie is an expert on the topic of the circular economy. He holds a PhD from University of Strathclyde on circular economy innovation policy, and was previously Schmidt-MacArthur fellow with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

Before joining Chatham House’s Environment and Society Programme, Jack was circular economy policy analyst at Zero Waste Scotland where he developed the research, evidence, analysis and advice on circular economy policy development to support the Scottish government, recognized as a leading circular economy government.

Jack holds master’s degrees in engineering for sustainable development from the University of Cambridge, and civil and environmental engineering from the University of Edinburgh, as well as a diploma from Aalborg University on theories of sustainable transitions.

He has worked in a technical capacity on a range of radical sustainable technologies across Europe, Africa and Asia, including solar home systems, airborne wind energy systems and desalination plants.

Past experience

2019-21 Circular Economy Policy Analyst, Zero Waste Scotland
2016-18 Innovation Systems Manager, Kite Power Systems
2013-15 Product Innovation Manager, Azuri Technologies
2015-19 PhD Circular Economy, University of Strathclyde
2013-14 Master in Engineering for Sustainable Development, University of Cambridge