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Dr Charles Clutterbuck PhD, MSc, BSc, PGCE, FRSA
(PGCE = PostGrade Ceertificate in Education) (FRSA is Fellow of Royal Society of Arts)

Dr Charles Clutterbuck is one of the world's leading authorities on the environment. With 30 years experience, he dedicates his life to working, researching, promoting and advising the government, environmental and labour groups eg: He co-wrote the original "Workers Education and the Environment" learning materials for the Intenational Labour Organisation. He retired as a Seniour Lecturer from Blackburn College and worked as a Senior Training Advisor at Goundwork Blackburn. He is now a Research Fellow of Dept of Food Policy, City University London.

He was recently appointed as a member (& trustee) of the Food Ethics Council. He completed his term as a member of the UK government's 'Advisory Committee on Pesticides' at end of 2006. He is a member of the Advisory Group for the Co-op on pesticide reduction.

He was a Temporary Adviser to World Health Organisation in two capacities, producing both online materials in Europe for Health, Environment & Safety in the workplace, and worldwide education materials on Food and Nutrition course programme (pdf).

graphic: Dr C Clutterbuck
Dr. Charlie outside his local Co-operative Retail Shop in Lancashire, UK

As part of the build up to the World Summit, Charlie was nominated for the RSA "Sustainable Development Award" and came 5th in a worldwide online vote. He has recently been appointed to Lantra's England Council

Charlie is the North West Representative on Unite Farmworkers Rural and Agricultural Workers National Committee. He represents them on the Health & Safety Executive, where he helped develop a suite of health and safety qualifications for farms and small holdings. He is writing the online learning materials for the the level 3 qualification for LANTRA Awards. He also created Hazards Bulletin over 30 years ago.

He has three degrees in agricultural science, a BSc (Agricultural Zoology) from Newcastle University, an MSc (Applied Plant Science) and a PhD (on the Effects of Herbicides on Soil Fauna) from Wye (now Imperial) College, London University. He also has a Teaching Certificate and a "D32" (now 'Assessor Unit'). He has co-written two books about food and pesticides ('More than we can Chew' and 'P is for Pesticides'). He was Chair of the Governors at Lancashire College of Agriculture, and is now an Associate of the Co-operative College. He is also Vice Chair of the Co-operative Retail Responsible Retailing Advisory Panel (RRAP), being particularly involved with the reduction of pesticide use and ensuring ethical trading of Cooperative supplied foods, usinf online methods.

Director, Learning Advisor - Nancy Thompson

Nancy Thompson, MA (Env Ed), Cert Ed, AMIEMA

Nancy Thompson, Director and Learning Advisor for EPAW, spent 15 years working on environmental conservation initiatives before entering the teaching profession. She was involved in project work with Wildlife Trusts, Local Authorities and as a Country Park Ranger. Her work included managing diverse projects ranging from research on the regional distribution of bumble bees and plant galls to rescuing great crested newts from quarry sites. Nancy is an active local Field Club & Wildlife Trust member, guided walk leader and has made several radio broadcasts and written journal articles for wildlife publications.

In addition to teaching environmental sciences & Environmental Management she has developed both courses and materials for Lancaster University, Workers Education Association, and several F & HE Colleges in the North West. She was a member of the Management Charter Initiative working group that developed the national vocational Environmental Management Standards. Nancy was Environmental Projects Officer for Blackburn College responsible for developing their first draft EMS, and moderator of a 2 year Europe wide environmental training development project. She is a qualified vocational training assessor and verifier.

Nancy is an Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment and has extensive experience in training people to implement environmental management systems both from an educational perspective and practical application as a consultant with Groundwork Trust BEA Blackburn.

She authored the UfI Learn Direct programme 'Environmental Management Toolkit’ to enable businesses to introduce an EMS. and has reviewed environmental publications for Gee Publishing and the Engineering Employers Federation.

For her Masters degree in Environmental Education, Nottingham Trent University [1999-2001], Nancy used the development process and trials of the epaw Environmental Practitioner Programme as her action research to discover 'What educational processes enable employees to contribute to improved environmental and sustainable development practices in the workplace?'

Nancy spends her free time tending her organic vegetable plot and fussing over her hens.

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