University of Gloucestershire
Director, International Research Institute in Sustainability (IRIS) and RCE Severn
Gloucestershire, UNITED KINGDOM
Regional author for the 2011 Report "Higher Education in the World 4" and speaker at the V International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education
Professor Daniella Tilbury is known internationally for her research in the area of leadership, change management and education for sustainability in higher education. She has also an extensive portfolio of consultancy work in sustainability having attracted over 6 million pounds from funding sources such as European Union, United Nations, World Conservation Union (IUCN), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), British Council, Australian Teaching and Learning Council (ALTC), Higher Education and Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and several government agencies. Her PhD research undertaken at the University of Cambridge was the first to look at institutional change and education for sustainability within higher education (1993).
Since then she has been the recipient of several research awards including the Macquarie Innovation Award for Research (Australia 2007) and a Marie Curie Research Fellowship (European Commission 2009). She was co-winner of the 2010 Green Gown Award for ESD at the University level. Daniella was the Founding Director (2003-07) of the Australian Research Institute in Education for Sustainability (ARIES) which was established with funding from the Australian Government. Independent evaluations have confirmed that ARIES projects have assisted with reframing policy and practice across various sectors in Australia. In particular, ARIES research and publication on business executive training and sustainable development has changed the way in which students undertaking MBA's are taught in Australia. This work has attracted significant media as well as academic attention.
Daniella is the Chair of the UN's Global Monitoring and Evaluation Expert's Group which advises on the assessment of global progress during the UN Decade in ESD. In this capacity she has informed the development of UNESCO's first global report in ESD. She led the UNESCO-IUCN Asia Pacific Indicators Project in ESD (2004-07) and was the IUCN Global Chair in Education for Sustainability (2000-2005). She is a member of the UNECE Expert Group on ESD competences and led several UNESCO projects on ESD and Cultural Diversity.
She has over 100 books and refereed articles and has given keynote addresses in conferences across the globe. Most significantly, she was a keynote speaker at the UN World Conference in ESD (Bonn 2009) as well as UNESCO's side event at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (Johannesburg 2002). Her early work focused on monitoring and evaluation of ESD frameworks and included assessment of ESD strategies and fieldwork projects in Tanzania, Madagascar, South Africa, Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, China, Hungary, Vietnam, Australia, Spain, Tunisia, and Italy. Daniella Tilbury is Professor and Director of Sustainability at the University of Gloucestershire. Where she is responsible for the University's sustainability strategy and performance.