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Helen Lewis is Programme Manager, Sustainable Products and Product Systems, for the Centre for Design at RMIT in Melbourne, Australia. She has worked as a Programme Manager on the EcoReDesign programme at RMIT, and is a co-author of Good Design, Better Business, Cleaner World: A Guide to EcoReDesign (Centre for Design at RMIT University, 1997). Prior to this she was Manager Industry Programmes at EcoRecycle Victoria, a state government agency with responsibility for waste minimisation and resource recovery. At EcoRecycle, she managed grant programmes to assist manufacturers with new product development and marketing, and co-ordinated strategies to increase recovery of recyclable materials. John Gertsakis is the Managing Director of Product Ecology Pty Ltd, a sustainability consulting group experienced in the development and delivery of tools, strategies and advice on EcoDesign and Product Stewardship. John has written widely on a range of issues related to the design, production and consumption of environmentally preferable products, including the Centre for Design's EcoReDesign Guide. He sits on the editorial board of The International Journal for Sustainable Product Design, and has authored, co-authored and edited several handbooks, reports and websites including: 'Connecting Innovation, Design and Sustainability: Real World Case Studies from the EcoReDesign Program' (2001); 'Appliance Reuse and Recycling: A Product Stewardship Guide' (1999); 'EcoSpecifier: A Guide to Sourcing Environmentally Preferable Materials' (1999); and 'Good Design, Better Business, Cleaner World: A Guide to EcoReDesign' (1997). Prior to Product Ecology, John was Head of the Centre for Design at RMIT University (1997-2001), where he continues to be involved as a Senior Research Associate. Tim Grant is the project manager for life-cycle assessment at the Centre for Design at RMIT University. He has experience applying LCA and other environmental tools with a wide range of companies and organisations. He has developed and refined a number of LCA tools specifically for use in ecodesign, as well as being involved in the development and application of LCA data and methodology in Australia. Tim also runs a professional development short course in LCA at the Centre for Design. Nicola Morelli is a graduate in architecture from Italy and has a PhD in industrial design at Politecnico di Milano. Currently, Nicola Morelli is a post-doctoral researcher at RMIT University in Melbourne. His research work is focused on sustainable design strategies, based on systemic changes in production and consumption patterns. Andrew Sweatman is an environmental consultant and Director of Customer Applications with ESHconnect in California, USA. Andrew has formal qualifications in product design and has been involved as a researcher and project manager with RMIT's EcoReDesign programme as well as Manchester Metropolitan University's Design for Environment research project. At ESHconnect, Andrew is managing the development of innovative online regulatory tracking tools related to electronics and the environment and works closely with leading product manufacturers in the USA.
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