Professor Tim O'Riordan FBA

Geography, Western Europe, the EU

Elected 1999

Fellow type
UK Fellow
Year elected

Timothy O'Riordan is Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia. Since 2005, he has been Chair of the International Advisory Board of the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford. He is Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Norfolk and President of both the Norfolk Branch of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England and the Norfolk Association of Local Councils. Professor O'Riordan has been a core member and Associate Fellow of the Business and Environment Programme at the University of Cambridge since 1994 and previously served on the UK Sustainable Development Commission (2000-2009), the ASDA Social Responsibility Board (2004-2007), the Soil Association Council (2004-2011) and was Advisory Co-Chair for the Working Group on Sustainable Development, European Association of Environment and Sustainable Development (2007-2009). He received an OBE in the 2010 New Year’s Honours.

Current post

Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia

Past appointments

University of East Anglia Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences

2006 -

University of East Anglia Professor of Environmental Sciences

1980 -


Controlling Pollution in the Round

O'Riordan, T. and Weale, A. - Published in 1992 by , Anglo German Foundation, London.


O’Riordan, T. - Published in 1976 by , Pion

Perspectives on Resource Management

O'Riordan, T. - Published in 1972 by , Pion

Globalism, Localism and Identity: Fresh Perspectives on the Transition to Sustainability

Edited by O'Riordan, T. - Published in 2001 by , Earthscan

Reinterpreting the Precautionary Principle

Edited by O’Riordan, T., Cameron, J. and Jordan, A.J. - Published in 2001 by , Cameron May

The Transition to Sustainability: the Politics of Agenda 21 in Europe

Edited by O’Riordan, T. and Voisey, H. - Published in 1998 by Earthscan


Edited by O’Riordan, T. - Published in 1997 by , Earthscan

Politics of Climate Change: A European Perspective

Edited by O’Riordan, T. and Jäger, J. - Published in 1996 by , Routledge

Interpreting the Precautionary Principle

Edited by O’Riordan, T. and Cameron, J. - Published in 1994 by , Earthscan

Environmental Science for Environmental Management

Edited by O’Riordan, T. - Published in 1993 by Longman

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