Beth Stratford is a researcher and activist for humane and sustainable economics. She is doing a PhD on post-growth economics and the housing market at Leeds University. She convened the first Transforming Finance Conference (2013), the Just Banking conference (2012), and has worked variously as a lecturer (Masaryk Uni, Roehampton Uni, C.A.T.), campaigner (10:10, Friends of the Earth Scotland), editor (Lean Economy Connection), and film maker (Cheat Neutral, Age of Stupid). She holds an MSc in Ecological Economics, a Diploma in Social Research Methods, and a degree in Social and Political Science from Cambridge.