Brent has a wide and diverse range of global experience. He has been involved in creating schools, saving rainforests, researching endangered flagship species, working with indigenous peoples, collaborating with governments, leading international commissions, and liaising with business. Brent made headlines a few years ago for rediscovering an extinct monkey species in Borneo and writing the first scientific paper on orangutan terrestriality. Brent received two of Canada’s most prestigious research scholarships for his work on community based conservation in Borneo. He received a PhD in resource management and sustainability from Simon Fraser University in Canada.
Brent has a drive and passion for creating change. He is currently the Director of Science Translation at EAT and helped to lead the EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems. His current work focuses on turning research into action and taking the scientific targets set forth by the Commission for healthy diets and environmentally sustainable food production and collaborating with various stakeholders to develop science-based targets. Rarely patient, Brent believes that if we stand any chance of achieving the SDGs and Paris Climate Change Agreement it will be because of fast moving and innovative organizations that disrupt the status quo and show the world a better way forward.