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Colin O'brien-lux

Research Advocacy Campaign Strategist, Faculty of Registrars



Colin O'Brien-Lux is a research advocacy strategist at the University of Nottingham. He works alongside researchers to accelerate the adoption of emissions-reducing technologies in partnership with the business and policy sectors.

Prior to joining the University of Nottingham, Colin directed partnerships and engagement for the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. There he worked hand-in-hand with public and private organizations on initiatives to boost the signal - and effectiveness - of projects that confront important global and local environmental issues.

Before starting his career in higher education, Colin directed, wrote, produced, organised and performed in public arts events for Collaborative Arts L.A. (cARTel), which included everything from avant garde clown shows to 6,000-person music and arts festivals. He was also a top community organizer for Greenpeace, the well-known and assertive environmental protection organization. A certified American Sign Language interpreter, Colin has worked with the Deaf community to make public events more inclusive.

Colin holds a bachelor's degree in Theater from UCLA. When he's not working, he writes and produces electronic and experimental noise music, attends immersive theater productions, and takes books on trains to pubs in the countryside.