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Tony Shallcross

Tony Shalcross
email: tony.shallcross @ unlikeminds.co.uk
phone: +44 7554 995 804


Tony has built an international reputation in the field of education, in particular, education for sustainable development. He has been a consultant for UNESCO, the Council of Europe, and is visiting professor at universities in Canada, Greece, Malta, Slovenia, Sweden and South Africa He has been invited to advise the OECD, the National College and ministries in a number of countries on education for sustainable development.


Consultancy in education for sustainable development (ESD), whole institution approaches community engagement, action learning, communities of practice, modelling sustainable practices, funded research projects, international development, European Commission working, professional development projects and courses.


1999 2010 lecturer and leader for international education MMU
1992 1998 lecturer in environmental studies University of Edinburgh
1986 1992 Director of studies and housemaster Denstone College Staffordshire
1980 1986 geography tutor (British Council) working for the Ministry of Education in Singapore
1973 1979 Head of geography at schools in Oldham and Salford
1967 1972 Assistant teacher of geography

Company Directorships

  • Sustain-Ed

Pro bono involvements

  • Tony is leading on Unlike Minds and Gorton Monastery’s pro bono initiative for Greater Manchester to gain UN recognition as one of the world’s “Regional Centres of Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development.
  • Secretariat School Governor Wolstanton High School Newcastle Under Lyme

Papers and presentations

Tony is the author of over 80 publications relating to ESD ranging from edited books and journal papers to research reports. These include:

Shallcross, T. (2009-2010) Workshops on Japanese Funds in Trust research project on Integrating ESD into the TTISSA process, University of Dodoma, Tanzania and Ecole Normale Superier, Bamako, Mali, UNESCO
Shallcross, T. (2009) New wine in old bottles, keynote address to the Best of Both Worlds Conference, UNISA Pretoria.
Shallcross, T. (2008) Integrating ESD and TTISSA, Workshop for UNESCO Field Officers, BREDA and UNESCO, Senegal
Shallcross, T. (2008) Presentation on teacher education and education for sustainable development, OECD Workshop on ESD, Paris
Shallcross T. and Robinson J. (eds) (2007) Special issue of the Journal for the Education of Teachers on Teacher Education and the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, 33(2)
Shallcross T., Robinson J., Pace P. and Wals A. (eds) (2006) Creating a sustainable environment in our school, Stoke on Trent, Trentham Books
Shallcross T. and J. Robinson (eds) (2006) Global Citizenship and Environmental Justice: Probing the Boundaries/At the Interface, Amsterdam, Rodopi.
Shallcross T. and Moorcroft R. (2005) Report on the formative evaluation of the NCSL’s CSBM module; Creating a Better Environment in Our Schools, Nottingham, National College for School Leadership 80%
Garratt, D. and Shallcross, T. (2003) Independent Evaluation of the Citizenship Values Awards Pilot Scheme for the Institute of Global Ethics and the Citizenship Foundation, Crewe, Manchester Metropolitan University.

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