The WEAll Amp team

The small team working full-time for the Wellbeing Economy Alliance is not a secretariat – it’s an Amplification team.
We’re here to amplify the work of others in the movement for a wellbeing economy.

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Rabia Abrar

Communications lead

After seeing graffiti which read, “the people are too big to fail”, Rabia has worked to learn how to support ‘the people’ to collectively take climate action. She pursued her interest in green behaviour change through a personal challenge of #100DaysOfClimateAction, the Climate KIC innovation program, the On Purpose leadership program and designing communications campaigns at Hubbub.

Rabia holds a BBA and an MSc in Sustainable Urban Management and Development. Rabia’s passion for language learning has led her to study and work abroad in Paris, Zurich, Bologna, Berlin, Rotterdam and London. She is based in Toronto.

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Anna Chrysopoulou

Advocacy Coordinator

Anna joined WEAll after volunteering with the WEAll Scotland Hub. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Athens, Greece, and her interest in political ecology led her to the UK to study Ecological Economics at the University of Edinburgh.

She is an Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and has previously translated articles for the Research and Degrowth academic collective. She currently lives in Glasgow.

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Ana Gómez

Network Wellbeing lead

Ana has put down some roots in her home country of Spain to be part of the WEAll team, after almost two decades of travel. She has worked on sustainable livelihoods and eco conservation projects around the world, from Canada to New Zealand. Previously, she  worked at Centro Cultural de Idiomas (CCI). She was responsible for Exchange Language  Programs  abroad with the purpose of opening people’s mind through language and culture learnings.  Cultural Intelligence and Responsible Tourism are her two  focus subjects  as they  are interconnected with her  traveller life.

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Lisa Hough-Stewart

Currently on maternity leave

Lisa joined WEAll from Oxfam Scotland where she led on campaigns and communications. She holds a BA in Journalism and Politics and an MA in Human Rights, and has previous work experience in sustainability reporting, ethical policy development and media relations in the private sector. Lisa also sits on the board of Take One Action Film Festivals, and was a member of Plan UK’s advisory group for their ‘Status of Girls’ Rights in the UK’ report.

She lives in Glasgow, Scotland with her husband and dog, where she plays saxophone in her spare time with boisterous community band SambaYaBamba.

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Amanda Janoo

Knowledge and Policy lead

Amanda is an economic policy expert and advisor to governments and international development organisations. Her work aims to enhance the capacities of governments to craft goal-oriented economic policies for a more just and sustainable world.

Amanda has worked as a consultant for the UN supporting governments to develop industrial policies for structural transformation. As a Fulbright Scholar, Amanda researched the relationship between international trade and employment generation. She has worked throughout Africa, Asia and Europe supporting greater economic self-determination and empowerment.

After living and working abroad for nearly a decade, Amanda has recently returned to her home state in Vermont.

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Isabel Nuesse

Engagement and Content lead

Isabel is leading on the development of the WEAll Citizens initiative, and also manages WEAll social media content and development. She supports a range of projects and initiatives including narratives and WEAll Youth.

Isabel lives in Massachusetts in the USA, having previously lived and worked in Boulder, Colorado and Nairobi, Kenya. She holds a BA in Sustainable Business Development from Elon University and has also studied in Copenhagen.

She was recently awarded the “Next Generation” award from the Denver Office of Sustainability and is passionate about the engagement of young people with system change.

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Claire Sommer

Knowledge and Policy Coordinator
Claire is supporting WEAll’s Knowledge and Policy work, with a focus on developing the Research Fellows Network as an editor and translator of their big ideas into useful summaries.Claire helped found AIM2Flourish.com in 2015 and served as the initiative’s director from June 2017-April 2019. Claire also supports the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (a WEAll partner) as associate director for communications, and  the new Earth’s Call Fund for climate solutions. Find her on Twitter at @KayakMediaTweet. She lives and gardens in Damariscotta, Maine.
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Dr. Katherine Trebeck

Advocacy and Influencing lead

Katherine lives in Glasgow (her love of Scotland brought her from Australia over 13 years ago). She has over eight years experience as a policy wonk and researcher with Oxfam GB. Holding a PhD in Political Science, Katherine is Senior Visiting Researcher University of Strathclyde and Honorary Professor University of the West of Scotland. Her latest book “The Economics of Arrival” was published in January 2019.

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Usman Tufail

Digital lead

Usman has worked in the area of creative technology for over 15 years and joined WEAll to lead on all aspects of digital technology. Recently his work has focussed on the use of technology for social good through projects with charities, social enterprises and the Scottish Government.

He holds a BA in Communication and Filmmaking, and began his career working at Apple where he trained on the uses of their technology in the creative industries. He went on to work on video, documentary and feature film projects, a passion he continues through helping to run a community cinema in Glasgow.

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Stewart Wallis

Executive Chair

Stewart has come out of retirement to voluntarily help to run WEAll. A long term advocate for the need to transition to a new economic system, Stewart previously worked as Oxfam International Director from 1992 to 2002, for which he was awarded an OBE. From 2003 to 2016, he was Executive Director of the New Economics Foundation. He lives in rural England with his wife.

Michael Weatherhead

Organisation and Projects lead

Michael now splits his time between Glasgow and the Lake District – both excellent locations for his wellbeing – having previously been based in  South Africa and Spain where he was international director of the consulting arm of NEF. He holds post-grad qualifications in economics and organisational development and loves blending rigorous analysis with innovative approaches to opening up  learning spaces and finding solutions.

WEAll Global Council

The Global Council was formed in early 2019,  and aims:

  • To ensure that there is a coherent transparent strategy across all of the WEAll clusters and hubs
  • To ensure that the activity that is being carried out is in line with the values of WEAll
  • To support the work and capacity of the Amp team by providing oversight of the whole network.

The council is currently chaired by Stewart Wallis and Wendy Elyatt, and its members are a mixture of representatives of WEAll clusters and local hubs, and pan-alliance members.

Yannick Beaudoin

Luca Coscieme

Stuart Cowan

Sarah Deas

Wendy Ellyatt

Eduard Muller

Michael Pirson

Kristin Vala Ragnarsdottir

Esther Snijder

Stewart Wallis

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