Dr Gregory Borne is a Senor Lecturer at Plymouth Marjon University. His research explores the interaction between society, environment and economy using sustainable development as a unifying perspective. There is a particular interest in systemic transitions to sustainability and the barriers and drivers that help or hinder these transitions. Research has been conducted at the international level with a particular interest in the United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as making connections to the national, regional, local and individual scales of analysis.
Published and forthcoming books include Borne, Gregory (2020) (Forthcoming) Local Government and Sustainable Development in the UK: Engaging the Local to Achieve the Global. London, Routledge Borne, Gregory (2018) Surfing and Sustainability. Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society. London, Routledge Borne, Gregory and Ponting, Jess (2017) Sustainable Surfing, London, Routledge Borne, Gregory and Ponting, Jess (2015) Sustainable Stoke:Transitions to Sustainability in the Surfing World. University of Plymouth Press, Plymouth. Borne, Gregory (2010) Framework for Sustainable Global Development and Effective Governance of Risk. New York, Edwin Mellen Press.
My research is innately interdisciplinary allowing me the opportunity to synthesise innovative theoretical approaches, advance methodological debates and apply this to empirical work. There is an emphasis in my work on understanding sustainable development in the context of a risk and what this means for society as a whole. Moreover, my work explores complexity and systems thinking, as well as socio-technical transitions towards sustainability. Whilst not exhaustive, three substantive empirical areas form the foundation of my research to date.