Head of Environment

Jonathan has extensive experience in environmental research, policy, teaching and practice. He completed his PhD in Environmental Planning in 2013 and, through his work as the Policy Manager at Northern Ireland Environment Link, has developed a deep understanding of international and domestic environmental policy.

Jonathan lectures part-time at Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University. He has presented at numerous international conferences, and has publications in several peer reviewed academic journals.

Joining Business in the Community in September 2019, Jonathan will lead on the work of our Environmental Sustainability team. With heightened interest in the impact of the environment with issues such as plastics, biodiversity, and the circular economy, Jonathan and his team will work to help members improve their environmental management, measurement and reporting, as well as raising the profile and action of organisations around the Sustainable Development Goals.

Jonathan also plays international field hockey for Ireland.

Email: jonathan.bell@bitcni.org.uk