Associate professor, University of Waterloo

Stephen QuilleyStephen Quilley, WICI director of development, is an associate professor in social innovation generation and the Department of Environment and Resource Studies in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo. Steve is technically a sociologist, having worked previously at University College Dublin (1999-2005) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Centre for Research on Innovation and Competition (CRIC) in Manchester (1997-1999). With academic research interests ranging from the historical sociology of Norbert Elias and urban regeneration, to the long term dynamics of human ecology, Steve has also worked on policy-related projects relating to sustainability, urban regeneration, food systems, resilience and social-ecological innovation. Current projects include: the political economy and sociology of the Transition Network as a response to peak oil and climate change; a book on eco-cities; energy, civilisation and social complexity; and the long term potential of open-source fabrication systems.

University of Waterloo