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 (SG), 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 described below. Working groups that coordinate strategic tasks in a temporary, project based way and Thematic groups, which are longer-term fora for interaction of STRN members on specific research topics.



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

Frank Geels (Chairman)
Manchester University


Jochen Markard
ETH Zürich


Rob Raven
Utrecht University



Steering group

The steering group gives strategic advice to the board members on the development of the network.

Steering group (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.

Floortje Alkemade
Eindhoven University of Technology


Kathleen Araújo
Stony Brook University


Anna Bergek
Chalmers University of Technology


Jeroen van den Bergh
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona


Lea Fuenfschilling
CIRCLE, Lund University


Florian Kern
SPRU Science Policy Research Unit


Paula Kivimaa
SPRU Science Policy Research Unit


Jonathan Köhler
Fraunhofer ISI


Björn Sandén
Chalmers University


Andrew McMeekin
University of Manchester


Susan Mühlemeier
EPFL Lausanne


Bruno Turnheim
King’s College London


Anna Wieczorek
Eindhoven University of Technology



The STRN network thanks its past steering group members:

  • Flor Avelino
  • Lars Coenen
  • John Grin
  • Fjalar de Haan
  • Alex Hazeltine
  • Marko Hekkert
  • Derk Loorbach
  • Ulrik Jörgensen
  • Erik Paredis
  • Uwe Schneidewind
  • Adrian Smith
  • Bernhard Truffer


Website design & management

Jens Marquardt
Freie Universität Berlin