Andrew McMeekin is Professor of Innovation and (Acting) Director of the Sustainable Consumption Institute following his role as Research Director since 2013. Between 2010 and 2013 he was Deputy Director of the ESRC, Scottish Government and Defra funded Sustainable Practices Research Group. Prior to this he was Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow at the ESRC Centre for Research on Innovation and Competition (CRIC). Before starting at CRIC, he worked at the Manchester School of Management, UMIST, on research into the management of innovation. During this time he completed a doctorate on the relationship between innovation, demand and environmental sustainability. He also studied for an MSc in technology management at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at Sussex University.