Mary Mellor is Emeritus Professor at Northumbria University, where she was founding Chair of the University’s Sustainable Cities Research Institute. She has published extensively on alternative economics integrating socialist, feminist, and green perspectives. In 2017, she received the Bernardo Aguilar Award by the US Society for Ecological Economics in recognition of her contributions to inspiring students through teaching, research, ideas, and mentoring in the field. Her books include Feminism and Ecology, The Future of Money: From Financial Crisis to Public Resource, Debt or Democracy? Public Money for Sustainability and Social Justice, and Money: Myths, Truths and Alternatives. She holds a PhD from Newcastle University.