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Who am I?

Who am I?

I’m Lianne. I like long country walks, Yorkshire puddings, and small weird festivals. After galavanting around the world and living in many different corners of the globe I'm currently back in beautiful North Yorkshire.


I am deeply passionate about social innovation and digital transformation. I feel that the transition to Industry 4.0 presents a global opportunity for a more human-centric approach to the workforce. As a Senior Lecturer in Business at Teesside University's International Business School, I am dedicated to staying at the forefront of current business practice. I also co-lead the Tees Valley branch of the Circular Economy Club, where I am able to connect and share my expertise with like-minded professionals to promote sustainable and innovative practices.

What am I about?

I am currently studying for my Doctorate of Professional Practice at Middlesex University. This is a practice-based doctorate with a transdisciplinary lens. 

I am investigating the intersection of the venture studio framework, Frederic Laloux's teal organisations and the decentralized autonomous organisation to see if the amalgamation of these concepts has the potential to create a transparent, democratic, start-up ecosystem which can accelerate economic development in areas with a low socioeconomic status.

I published my first book 'How on Earth Can I Be Eco-friendly?' in 2020. It's a coffee table book designed to be the starting point on someone's sustainability journey. After working in the industry for several years, I felt a lot of the information out there was overwhelming so I decided to create something light-hearted and witty. 

I decided to write about...." some of the ways I do things. I'm not exactly zero waste, but I am zero guilt. Read about the adventures that shaped my habits and formed my opinions from growing up by the seaside to attending my first (almost) plastic-free festival, and finding my favourite dress in a bin.

Being eco-friendly isn't about being perfect. It's about making small changes to your lifestyle - changes so small you'll barely even notice.

But if we all adopt these changes.....

....well, we might just be onto something."

 Buy less shit, eat more plants and celebrate your wears.

What am I about?

I write, I think, I innovate. I’m a published author, an educator, an entrepreneur, a doctoral student, and a circular economy pioneer. I'm passionate about regenerative growth and the variety of economic and environmental benefits of the circular economy for business in the 21st century. I'm an advocate for social innovation and believe that people and planet should always come before profit.

What do I do?

What do I do?
For context: This video was created for Fashion Revolution week a few years ago for the Loved Clothes Last campaign. It highlights the environmental impact of our disposable attitude towards our clothing. The video was filmed in the city of Taichung on the west coast of Taiwan.
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