Research Team


Cécile Renouard, PhD, HDR

Professor at the Centre Sèvres and lecturer at the Ecole des Mines de Paris, at ESSEC Business School, and at SciencesPo, Cécile is also the Director of the CODEV Research Program at ESSEC Business School. She holds a PhD in political philosophy from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales.  After finishing her PhD, she turned to the study of corporate responsibility in developing countries. 


Prof. Dr. Cagri Bulut 

Prof.Dr. Cagri Bulut is the Director of Strategic Planning and Excellence Office of Yasar University and Ambassador of the Academy of Management, Entrepreneurship Division to Turkey. Before Yasar University, he served as a postdoctoral Economist at FAO of the United Nations, CountrySTAT Project, at FAO headquarters, Rome-Italy. Cagri Bulut has a range of publications on Strategic Management of Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship. His research mainly focused on Competitiveness, Culture-Based Strategic Orientations of organizations and firm performance, Social & Technological Innovations, Intrapreneurship, and Intellectual Capital Management. Besides tutoring PhD students, he has been in several European countries as visiting professor such as Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Slovenia, Latvia, and Germany. He has taken a role in many projects funded by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), ISI-FRAUNHOFER (Germany), ERASMUS+, and other EU programs.


Monica Rose Donnellan Barraclough

Social worker and teacher with a broad experience in the fields of formal and non-formal education. Highly skilled in international cooperation and the advocacy for human rights, with additional training in different pedagogical and psychological schools, allowing an interdisciplinary psychosocial approach with individuals and groups from a humanistic, creative and participatory perspective.

Genny, trainer, consultant and facilitator, born in Italy in 1976 surfed different areas of social activism in her life experience. From human rights activism in her teens, to international diplomacy to then land in humanitarian assistance. She funded a non-profit organisation for street children in the Philippines and served as fundraiser for the project.


Dr. Carolina Suransky

Dr. Carolina Suransky is Associate Professor in the Dept. of Education at the University of Humanistic Studies in the Netherlands and Research Fellow of the Unit for Institutional Change and Social Justice at the University of the Free State in South Africa. In her teaching and research, she focuses on globalization, decolonial pedagogies, pluralism and social change and has a particular interest in how Higher Education can play a role in advancing social – and climate justice.

Dr. Fernando Suárez Müller

Dr. Fernando Suárez Müller is Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Philosophy and Humanism at the University of Humanistic Studies in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Born in Spain, he studied in Amsterdam, Essen and Paris. He started his career at the University of Amsterdam and later switched to Utrecht. In the meantime he also worked as a informatician for several companies. In his teaching and research, he focuses on ethics, humanism, spirituality and sustainability. In philosophy he defends an ‘objective idealistic’ position, inspired by Plato and Hegel, in which the ultimate principle of being is mental or spiritual. This also gives dignity to nature.



Researcher and lecturer in the Department of Business Management at the Pontifical University Comillas, activist for human and animal rights, NGO advisor, and humane educator. Estela holds a PhD. in Economics and Business Administration (Universidad Pontificia Comillas), a master’s in Sustainability and CSR (UNED and UJI), a master’s in Research in Economics and Business Administration (Universidad Pontificia Comillas), and a degree in Law (University of Granada). She teaches undergraduate postgraduate courses on Strategic Management, Consumer Behavior, and Market Research. Her principal area of research focuses on ethical and transformative consumption, critical animal studies, gender, sustainable transitions, and education for sustainability. She supervises doctoral students, presents her research in conferences and seminars, and publishes in high-impact scientific journals, such as Human Ecology Review, Psychology & Marketing, Macromarketing, Sustainability, Anthrozöos, and Society & Animals. 

PhD. Amparo MERINO 

Researcher and lecturer in the Department of Business Management at the Pontifical University Comillas. She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses on Strategic Management, Social Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability Transitions. Her research trajectory is framed by the multidisciplinary research field of Sustainability Transitions, and her current research interests focus on the individual agency (e.g. sustainable behavior and interconnectedness with nature), organizations (e.g. social enterprise and business models for sustainability), and underlying structures (e.g. business logics and institutional entrepreneurship; education for sustainability). On these areas she has taken part in research projects and published scientific papers in high-impact journals, such as Environmental Education Research, Journal of Cleaner Production, The International Journal of Management Education, or Human Ecology Review. She also supervises doctoral students and participates in conferences related to sustainability transitions.  



Pierre-Jean (PhD in economics) has been the head of academic programs of the Transition Campus since its creation, in 2018. As such, he develops partnerships with a dozen HEIs in France and trainings on the major issues of the transition for their students (SciencesPo, HEC, Ecole des Mines, Ecole des Ponts & Chaussées, ICP, Ecole Polytechnique, etc...). In this context, he teaches development economics.

In addition, Pierre-Jean participates in research activities within CODEV (Companies and Development) program on indicators of well-being, but also by participating in the definition and modelling of the new "relational economics" framework. Finally, he is a lecturer at ENSTA Paris, managing an annual project on sustainable sailing, in partnership with the Cercle de la Voile de Paris (CVP).

Léa Eynaud

Léa Eynaud is the head of academic programs of the Transition Campus, where she develops partnerships with a dozen HEIs in France and trainings on the major issues of the transition for their students (SciencesPo, HEC, Ecole des Mines, Ecole des Ponts & Chaussées, ICP, Ecole Polytechnique, etc...).

Léa Eynaud is also a PhD candidate in sociology at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. Her research focuses on the commons as a social movement as well as on the appropriation of this notion within ecological transition initiatives. Léa Eynaud has lectured in various universities, including Sciences Po Paris, Nanterre University and the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.

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Toomas Trapido

Toomas Trapido is a teacher, adult educator and co-founder of Gaia School. He has been active in introducing Gaia Education curriculum to Estonia since 2008 and is the founder of adult education institution Gaia Academy in 2014. He has been teaching holistic and integrated programs and biology in Tallinn Waldorf School, Gaia Academy and Tallinn University since 2014. He has a diploma in biology from 1994 and masters degree since 2013. He has co-initiated and managed several organisations and movements and also belongs to the global Gaia Education core group (GEESE).