Joe Smith is Director of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). He was, until April 2018, Professor of Environment and Society and Head of the Department of Geography at The Open University. His research interests lie in the history of environmental politics, public engagement and the media, and the politics of consumption. His research practice has a strongly collaborative and interdisciplinary quality and an experimental edge. Joe has designed and facilitated numerous seminars for environment specialists and senior media decision-makers since the mid 1990s, and advised on over 30 hours of BBC broadcasting. He led the AHRC funded Earth in Vision and Stories of Change projects. Joe was co-convenor of Culture and Climate Change until 2018.