David Samways is the founding editor of The Journal of Population and Sustainability. His research revolves around socio-technical practices and catastrophic and existential risks, with a special interest in environmental change. He is particularly concerned with behavior change for environmental sustainability with an emphasis on understanding and addressing deeply embedded behavioral norms that form the habitual and social structural context of everyday life. He has held several teaching and research positions and published in the fields of environmental politics, philosophy, and sociology. He holds a PhD from the University of Essex.