Mary Mellor

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Mary Mellor "is Emeritus Professor in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Northumbria University in Newcastle. She was born in Cornwall and studied at the universities of Salford (undergraduate programme in social science) and Newcastle (PhD study of the British Co-operative movement). Her academic career has been spent at Newcastle University and Northumbria University. Her teaching areas have included research philosophy and research oriented to social change, social theory, gender, development and the environment. She was founding chair of the Sustainable Cities Research Institute at the University of Northumbria where her main research areas were financial inclusion and alternative economic development. She is a founding member of the newly formed World Economics Association and is on the editorial board of several journals. She has served as a Councillor (Tyne and Wear Metropolitan Council) and has been a member of a number of organisations and networks around peace, green, feminist and socialist issues. She has also been actively involved in co-operative development and has published extensively on money and finance, financial exclusion, co-operation, sustainable cities, ecofeminism and social/ist economics. Her most recent books are The Future of Money: From Financial Crisis to Public Resource (Pluto 2010) and The Politics of Money: Towards Sustainability And Economic Democracy (Pluto 2002 with Frances Hutchinson and Wendy Olsen) Feminism and Ecology (Polity 1997)." [1]


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  1. Schumacher College Visiting teachers to Schumacher College 2011/2012, organizational web page, accessed April 1, 2012.
  2. Journal of Co-operative Studies Editorial Board, organizational web page, accessed June 4, 2013.
  3. Green House Advisory Group, organizational web page, accessed June 4, 2013.