Biography

Professor O’Riordan is Emeritus Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia.

He received an OBE in 2010, is a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Norfolk, served as Sheriff of Norwich (2009-10), and is a Fellow of the British Academy. He holds an MA in Geography from the University of Edinburgh, an MS in Water Resources Engineering from Cornell University, and a PhD in Geography from the University of Cambridge.

He has edited a number of key books on the institutional aspects of global environmental change, policy and practice, led two international research projects on the transition to sustainability in the European Union (1995-2002) and edited two editions of the text book, Environmental Science for Environmental Management.

Professor O’Riordan is European Advisor to the UK Sustainable Development Commission and a member of Sustainability East, the East of England Sustainable Development Round Table. His research deals with the themes associated with better governance for sustainability. He is also active in the evolution of sustainability science partnerships. His direct work relates to designing future coastlines in East Anglia in England so that they are ready for sea level rise and the creation of sound economies and societies for a sustainable future.

He is a core member of the Prince of Wales' seminar on Business and the Environment. He has many contacts with the business world. He is an assessor for the Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability project. He sits on the Corporate Responsibility Body for Asda plc, and also on the Growth and Climate Change Panel for Anglian Water Group.

Professor O’Riordan is also Executive Editor of Environment Magazine.

His other research interests cover interdisciplinary approaches to pursuing the transition to sustainability, risk perception and communication, business and social virtue.

Tim O’Riordan plays classical double bass in a Norwich orchestra, which he has chaired for over 25 years.

Additional Contacts

Fax: +44 (0)1603 591327

Website http://www.cserge.ac.uk/people/tim-oriordan

All Publications

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Green, J. M. H., Cranston, G. R., Sutherland, W. J., Tranter, H. R., Bell, S. J., Benton, T. G., Blixt, E., Bowe, C., Broadley, S., Brown, A., Brown, C., Burns, N., Butler, D., Collins, H., Crowley, H., DeKoszmovszky, J., Firbank, L. G., Fulford, B., Gardner, T. A., Hails, R. S., Halvorson, S., Jack, M., Kerrison, B., Koh, L. S. C., Lang, S. C., McKenzie, E. J., Monsivais, P., O'Riordan, T., Osborn, J., Oswald, S., Price Thomas, E., Raffaelli, D., Reyers, B., Srai, J. S., Strassburg, B. B. N., Webster, D., Welters, R., Whiteman, G., Wilsdon, J., Vira, B.

(2017)

Research priorities for managing the impacts and dependencies of business upon food, energy, water and the environment,

in Sustainability Science

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pp. 319–331

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Carvalho-Ribeiro, S., Pinto Correia, T., Paracchini, M. L., Schüpbach, B., Ode Sang, A., Vanderheyden, V., Southern, A., Jones, P., Contreras, B., O'Riordan, T.

(2016)

Assessing the ability of rural agrarian areas to provide cultural ecosystem services (CES): A multi scale social indicator framework (MSIF),

in Land Use Policy

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pp. 8-19

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O'Riordan, T.

(2016)

Book review: Transboundary Water Politics in the Developing World,

in Progress in Human Geography

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pp. 858-859

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O'Riordan, T.

(2016)

The Cerrado: One of Many Cinderellas of Global Hotspots,

in Environment

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(6)

pp. 2-3

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Loorbach, D., Avelino, F., Haxeltine, A., Wittmayer, J. M., O'Riordan, T., Weaver, P., Kemp, R.

(2016)

The economic crisis as a game changer? Exploring the role of social construction in sustainability transitions,

in Ecology and Society

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article no. 15

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Day, S. A., O'Riordan, T., Bryson, J., Frew, P., Young, R.

(2015)

Many stakeholders, multiple perspectives: Long-term planning for a future coast,

in Broad Scale Coastal Simulation: New Techniques to Understand and Manage Shorelines in the Third Millennium.

Springer Netherlands

pp. 299-323

ISBN 9789400752580, 9789400752573

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O'Riordan, T.

(2015)

Institutions affecting environmental policy,

in Institutions and Geographical Patterns.

Taylor & Francis

ISBN 9781138955080

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Stoll-Kleemann, S., O'Riordan, T.

(2015)

The Sustainability Challenges of Our Meat and Dairy Diets,

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Southern, A., Lovett, A., O'Riordan, T., Watkinson, A.

(2011)

Sustainable landscape governance: Lessons from a catchment based study in whole landscape design,

in Landscape and Urban Planning

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(2)

pp. 179-189

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Carvalho-Ribeiro, S., Lovett, A., O'Riordan, T.

(2010)

Multifunctional forest management in Northern Portugal: Moving from scenarios to governance for sustainable development,

in Land Use Policy

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pp. 1111-1122

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O'Riordan, T., Nicholson-Cole, S. A.

(2010)

A Case Study of Adaptation to Coastal Change,

in The Re-Turn of the Tide on the Saltmarsh Coast of North Norfolk.

Quiller Press

ISBN 1899163905, 9781899163908

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De La Vega-Leinert, A., Stoll-Kleeman, S., O'Riordan, T.

(2009)

Sustainability science partnerships in concept and in practice: A guide to a new curriculum from a European perspective,

in Geographical Research

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pp. 351-361

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Leiserowitz, A., Cutter, S., Defries, R., McGowan, A., O'Riordan, T.

(2009)

Editorial: Paths of Transition/TOC/Contributes,

in Environment

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(6)

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Milligan, J., O'Riordan, T., Nicholson-Cole, S., Watkinson, A. R.

(2009)

Nature conservation for future sustainable shorelines: Lessons from seeking to involve the public,

in Land Use Policy

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pp. 203-213

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Nicholson-Cole, S., O'Riordan, T.

(2009)

Adaptive governance for a changing coastline: science, policy and publics in search of a sustainable future,

in Adapting to Climate Change: Thresholds, Values, Governance.

Cambridge University Press

pp. 368-383

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Nicholson-Cole, S. A., O'Riordan, T.

(2009)

Adaptive governance for a changing coastline: Science, policy and the public in search of a sustainable future,

in Living with Climate Change : Thresholds, Values, Governance.

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

pp. 368-383

ISBN 9780521182515

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Lorenzoni, I., O'Riordan, T., Pidgeon, N.

(2008)

Hot air and cold feet: The UK response to climate change,

in Turning Down the Heat. The Politics of Climate Policy in Affluent Democracies.

Palgrave

pp. 104-124

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O'Riordan, T.

(2008)

Some reflections on the conditions for favouring integrated sustainability assessments,

in International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development

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pp. 153-162

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O'Riordan, T., Nicholson-Cole, S. A., Milligan, J.

(2008)

Designing sustainable coastal futures,

in Twenty-first Century Society: Journal of the Academy of Social Sciences

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pp. 145-157

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Turnpenny, J., O'Riordan, T.

(2007)

Editorial: Putting sustainability science to work: assisting the East of England Region to respond to the challenges of climate change,

in Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

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pp. 102-105

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Key Research Interests

Environmental policy analysis; environmental appraisal and evaluation, environmental governance and decision-making.

Significant Publications

  • Horlick-Jones, T., Walls, J., Rowe, G., Pidgeon, N., Poortinga, W., Murdock, G., O'Riordan, T.,  (2007)The GM Debate: Risks, Politics and Public Engagement. Routledge, 240pp.
  • Walls, J., O'Riordan, T., Horlick-Jones, T., Niewöhner, J. (2005) The meta-governance of risk: GM crops and mobile telephones. Journal of Risk Research 8(7-8), 635-661. DOI: 10.1080/13669870500101200
  • Ledoux, L., Cornell, S., O'Riordan, T., Harvey, R., Banyard, L. (2004) Towards sustainable flood and coastal management; identifying drivers of and obstacles to managed realignment. Land Use Policy 22(2), 129-144. DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2004.03.001
  • O'Riordan, T. (2004) Environmental science, sustainability and politics. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 29(2), 234-247. DOI: 10.1111/j.0020-2754.2004.00127.x
  • O’Riordan, T., Cameron. J. and Jordan, A.J. (eds.) (2001) Reinterpreting the Precautionary Principle, Cameron May, London.
  • O’Riordan, T. (ed.) (1999) Environmental Science for Environmental Management, Revised Second Edition. Prentice Hall, Harlow Essex.

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