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Mark Reed
Professor of socio-technical innovation and manager of IUCN´s UK peatlands programme. Newcastle University

Prof Mark Reed holds the N8 and Research England Chair of Socio-Technical Innovation at Newcastle University. He is a transdisciplinary researcher specializing in environmental governance and research impact in peatlands and agri-food systems. The goals of his research are to: enhance the sustainability and resilience of peatlands and agri-food systems; and change the way researchers around the world generate and share knowledge so they can change the world. He is Research Lead for IUCN UK Peatland Programme, plays a prominent role in the UN Global Peatlands Initiative and has been a lead and contributory author to a range of UN reports. He is the author/co-author of >100 international journal articles (33 as lead or corresponding author), 3 books and 60 book chapters and reports with >200 co-authors from 30 countries, with an H index of 55 according to Google Scholar based on >17,000 citations. Four of his papers have been cited >1000 times (his most cited paper has >3000 citations) and 34 of his papers have been cited >100 times (12 as lead author). He has led 18 projects as PI worth a total of £3.8M (two worth >£1M) and contributed to a further 27 projects as Co-I, Work Package leader or equivalent, worth approximately £4M to his institution (total value around £30M). He was awarded the ESRC Michael Young Prize (2008) and voted “best impact” in Rural Economy & Land Use programme for the Sustainable Uplands project (2011). The Peatland Code (which arose from this project) was shortlisted for the European Union’s Natura 2000 award (2015) and RSPB and Scottish Natural Heritage’s Nature of Scotland Awards (2018). His company, Fast Track Impact, was shortlisted as a finalist in the ARMA awards under the impact category (2016), and this work was recognised by a Royal Society award for changing research culture (2018).