Elizabeth coordinates voluntary work at the College. She came to Schumacher after a career in International Development specialising in participatory programme learning and accountability. She facilitates embodied learning and power analysis and has helped organisations tell stories of change about violence against women, freedom of expression for artists and gender equality in education.
Jane graduated in Medical Sciences at Cambridge University in 1990 and spent over ten years working in the NHS mostly within the field of mental health. She also studied theology, looking at religion and mental health. 15 years ago she started gardening and soon was completely hooked.
Jon heads up the College. He has a doctorate in Geography and Anthropology from the University of Oxford, an MSc in Environmental Management from the University of Stirling, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Desert Studies from Ben-Gurion University in Israel and a BSc in Business (minor in Economics) from George Mason University in the US.
Julia coordinates the catering two days a week. Before the birth of Stephan and Julia’s son Oscar in 2001, Julia worked full time as the Catering Manager and put together the college cookbook Gaia’s Kitchen which won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for best veggie cookbook in 2001
Manager of Schumacher Worldwide and Senior Lecturer
Julie has taught ecological economics and international development at the Universities of London and Sussex and has worked in sustainable development for over 20 years in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe.
Lou began her career as a published and recorded writer, working on radio and touring as a performer, sketch writer and poet. Since then she has clocked up over fifteen years experience working in the arts sector and has worked in publishing and book selling, marketing and arts development.
Patrick joined Schumacher in 2015 and looks after the College facilities. He began his career working in environmental analysis before moving on to various operational roles in financial services, IT and hospitality. He has travelled extensively, including living and working in the USA and Middle East. “It’s great seeing how Schumacher attracts people from all corners of the earth, eager to see what we have to offer”.
MA Ecological Design Thinking Programme Coordinator
With over 20 years of professional practice working with IDEO Roberto has designed products, environments and experiences for clients including PRADA, Shell, Procter & Gamble, BBC, LEGO and LGE. He holds a number of international design awards and his work has been featured in Domus, Business Week, Design Week, The Observer, NewDesign, and he has appeared on BBC Innovation Nation programme. His current research interest on Holistic design focus on 4 interrelated themes.
Ruth co-ordinated the development of the MA in Ecological Design Thinking at Schumacher College and is part of the teaching team. She is a co-founder of bread, print & roses, a collective engaged in seditious pamphleteering, radical walking, anarchist baking and transformative education.
With a background that spans both the conventional and alternative worlds, and being an avid ‘people watcher’ with a great (and somewhat irreverent) sense of humour, Sarah is well suited to enjoy the key role she occupies in the Schumacher College kitchen.
Satish was the originator and cofounder of Schumacher College, served as its program director from 1991 to 2010, and was also the primary fundraiser during that time. He is currently a visiting fellow.
Before coming to Schumacher (and the UK), Tara lived in her home state of Vermont in the USA, where she started and operated a very successful restaurant/café called Eat Good Food, which specialised in preparing and serving locally grown, seasonal foods.