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Chris Shiel has championed global perspectives and education for sustainable development across higher education for the last ten years. She is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Life and Environmental Science at Bournemouth University and before moving to the Faculty of Science and Technology, was the Director of the Centre for Global Perspectives (2008-2012). She led the global perspectives agenda at Bournemouth from 2000 and in 2005, was awarded a Higher Education Leadership Foundation Fellowship for her work. Her approach is based on the development of global citizens who understand the need for sustainable development and are better prepared for global employability. She completed a HEFCE funded project which focused on leadership for sustainable development (enabling leaders to role-model leadership behaviour for sustainable development and carbon reduction) and has worked with participants in several countries to explore green attitudes and values in relation to behaviour. She was a Visiting Professor at Glamorgan University Business School; she was Chair of Think Global and Chair of Avonbourne International Business and Enterprise Academy Trust. She is a Board Member of Earth Charter UK and the Chair of Bournemouth Fairtrade Town Steering Group.

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