There are two types of membership of the Emerson Research Centre: core membership and associate membership. Anyone wishing to become a member should contact John Lees (Fjohnlees@aol.com).
The following people are core members of the Emerson Research Centre and thus attached to one of the research programmes:
- Professor Costantino Giorgetti, Trustee of the Healing Water Foundation and formerly Professor of Urban Planning, University of Trieste, Italy
- Christine Gruwez, researcher into both the historical and future Manichean paths indicated by Rudolf Steiner
- Dr John Lees (Centre co-ordinator), Trustee, Emerson College, Member of the Mental Health Research Programme, the School of Healthcare, the University of Leeds
- Hayley Spence, doctoral student, systems development, Bristol University
- Nick Thomas, Retired RAF electrical engineer, former General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain, collaborator of the Healing Water Foundation
- Iain Trousdell, Director, Healing Water Foundation
- Dr Ulrich Weger, Director for the Centre for Social Climate, School of Psychology, the University of Kent
The core members have made a commitment to developing the work of the Centre. They are engaged in relevant research or scholarly activity and have agreed to seek collaboration with other Centre members and other organizations in order to develop research proposals and other activities. They have also agreed to:
- prioritize the Core Scientific meetings in their work schedule,
- prepare for each Core Scientific meeting and help to cultivate mood of respectful listening at each meeting,
- occasionally present their own work at a Core Scientific meeting,
- further the aims of the Research Centre by undertaking one or more of the following: organizing events, undertaking research, arranging collaborations with other similar organizations, extending the research network.
Anyone is welcome to apply join the core group and attach to one of the existing programmes or create a new one.
Anyone can become an Affiliate member of the Emerson Research Centre who supports the aims of the Centre on payment of an annual fee of £75.
- Free attendance, and participation in, core scientific meetings.
- 25% reduction on fees for other events organized by the Centre.
- An opportunity to become part of a vibrant research community of like-minded researchers and scholars.
- Contributing to the creation of a new paradigm of anthroposophical research in the English-speaking world.