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.

Prof. Dr. Frank Geels (Chairman)
Manchester University


Dr. Jochen Markard
ETH Zürich


Prof. Dr. 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.

Dr. Kathleen Araújo
Stony Brook University


Dr. Flor Avelino
Dutch Research Institute for Transitions


Prof. Dr. Jeroen van den Bergh
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona


Dr. Lea Fuenfschilling
CIRCLE, Lund University


Prof. Dr. John Grin
University of Amsterdam


Dr. Fjalar de Haan
University of Melbourne


Prof. Dr. Marko Hekkert
Utrecht University


Dr. Florian Kern
SPRU Science Policy Research Unit


Dr. Paula Kivimaa
SPRU Science Policy Research Unit


Dr. Jonathan Köhler
Fraunhofer ISI


Prof. Dr. Björn Sandén
Chalmers University


Prof. Dr. Uwe Schneidewind
Wupertal Institut


Dr. Bruno Turnheim
King’s College London


Dr. Anna Wieczorek
Eindhoven University of Technology



The STRN network thanks its past steering group members:

  • Lars Coenen
  • Alex Hazeltine
  • Derk Loorbach
  • Ulrik Jörgensen
  • Erik Paredis
  • Bernhard Truffer