EE2023 Keynote Speakers

Professor Stephanie LeMenager – University of Oregon

All the Intimate Externalities: Literary Takes on the Costs of Climate Crisis


Stephanie LeMenager is the Moore Distinguished Professor in English and Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Oregon. She is author of several books, including Living Oil: Petroleum Culture in the American Century. Her work on climate change and the humanities has been featured in The New York Times, ClimateWire, Science Friday, NPR, the CBC, and other public venues.

Professor Brad MacKay – University of St Andrews


Professor Brad MacKay is the Deputy Principal and Vice-Principal (International Strategy and External Relations), and Professor of Strategy in the School of Management at the University of St Andrews. He has also recently added to his responsibilities by taking up post as Interim Dean of the new Business School. Professor MacKay earned a BA in International Development Studies from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, an MLitt (with Distinction) in Management, Economics and Politics (MEP) and a PhD in Strategy from the University of St Andrews. On a national level, he is currently Co-Lead for the Universities UK International (UUKi) PVC network, Vice-Convenor of the Universities Scotland (US) International Committee, and Chair of Connected Scotland.

Gillian Martin MSP – Minister for Energy; Scottish Government



Gillian Martin grew up in Newburgh, Aberdeenshire. Prior to her role as an MSP, she lectured in Television Production at North East Scotland College and ran her own video production company. She also designed safety courses for the energy industry and was the manager of an emergency media response team for companies operating in the North Sea for 10 years.

Ms Martin was elected as a Member of the Scottish Parliament to represent Aberdeenshire East in 2016.

Professor Andrew Barry – University College London

Projects and Projections: Transition and the Global Situation


Andrew Barry is Professor of Human Geography at University College London, co-convenor of the UCL Anthropocene initiative and teaches Science and Technology Studies at Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main. He is the author of Material Politics: Disputes along the Pipeline and Political Machines: Governing a Technological Society and currently writing a book on Chemical Geography.