Governance of the STRN network is based on four structural elements:

  • A Board, including a chair, which coordinates the network and has responsibility for core operational tasks
  • The Steering group, which elects the board members from its midst, gives strategic advice to the board members on the development of the network and fulfills a number of tasks
  • Working groups that coordinate strategic tasks in a temporary, project based way
  • Thematic groups, which are longer-term fora for interaction on specific research topics


The STRN Board coordinates the network and is responsible for core organizational tasks such as the newsletter, website or interaction with third parties on behalf of STRN.

Jochen Markard (Chair)
ETH Zurich

 Lea Fuenfschilling
Lund University

 Daniel Rosenbloom
University of Toronto

Steering group

The steering group (SG) gives strategic advice to the board members on the development of the network. SG members are experienced transition scholars and / or those who play or want to play an active role in developing the STRN network further. The SG strives for representational diversity, e.g. in terms of gender, age, topics, research groups and region.


Bipashyee Ghosh
SPRU, University of Sussex, Brighton

 Abe Hendriks
University of Groningen, Groningen & Ghent University, Ghent

Florian Kern
Institute for Ecological Economy Research, Berlin

 Adriaan van der Loos
Utrecht University, Utrecht

 Patience Mguni
University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen

Rob Raven
Monash University, Melbourne

 Karoline Rogge
Fraunhofer ISI, Karlsruhe & SPRU, University of Sussex, Brighton

 Aline Scherrer
Fraunhofer ISI, Karlsruhe & SPRU, University of Sussex, Brighton

 Katharina Schiller
Fraunhofer ISI, Karlsruhe

 Anton Sentic
ZHAW, Winterthur

 Bernhard Truffer
Eawag, Dübendorf

 Mapula Tshangela
CST, Stellenbosch University

Bruno Turnheim
LISIS, Paris

 Xiao-Shan Yap
Eawag, Dübendorf



The STRN network thanks its past steering group members:

  • Floor Alkemade
  • Kathleen Araújo
  • Flor Avelino
  • Anna Bergek
  • Jeroen van den Bergh
  • Christian Binz
  • Marie-Claire Brisbois
  • Lars Coenen
  • Frank Geels
  • John Grin
  • Jonathan Köhler
  • Klaus Kubeczko
  • Fjalar de Haan
  • Alex Hazeltine
  • Marko Hekkert
  • Verena Hermelingmeier
  • Paula Kivimaa
  • Derk Loorbach
  • Ulrik Jörgensen
  • Andrew McMeekin
  • Susan Mühlemeier
  • Erik Paredis
  • Björn Sanden
  • Uwe Schneidewind
  • Adrian Smith
  • Jonas Torrens
  • Anna Wieczorek
  • Julius Wesche