Inventing Futures

Dr. Terry Gibson

I am a writer and researcher digging into the conundrums and chaos of international development through non-fiction and fiction writing and research.

Moving on from a long career in film-making, during which I covered a million miles on shoots in the Global South, I combined doctoral research at Manchester University with my full time role as Operations Director at GNDR to move out from behind the camera, make some sense of what I’d seen and get active in doing something about it. The Frontline programme at GNDR consulted over 100,000 people in villages, towns and cities round the world and I am continuing to research and write about the revolutionary insights we gained from finding out what is really going on at the Frontline.

Current projects include a co-editing a special issue of the International Journal of Disaster Prevention and Management, writing a non-fiction book ‘Beyond Backpacking’ and other papers, book projects and events. You can see work I’ve published over the last few years in ‘ideas and stuff.’

Why ‘inventing futures?’ find out here


Taking control of the future