José Ramos holds a Doctorate from Queensland University of Technology in Global Studies, Strategic Foresight and Community Sustainability. He has taught and lectured at Swinburne University of Technology on Strategic Foresight, Sustainability Strategy, Political-Economy and Community Development, and at Victoria University in Community Development. His work through Action Foresight includes facilitating energising workshops, conducting experiential field research, report writing, producing (developing, filming and editing) documentaries, developing social media and social networking platforms, the art of strategic conversation and dialogue, presentation and educational curriculum development.
He has ten years of experience researching foresight and sustainability strategies, and in working with a variety of people, community groups and organisations in developing sustainability and foresight initiatives; he has published over a dozen peer reviewed articles in these areas; done extensive work in community resilience, and helped co-found a number of important community initiatives.
He is Senior Consulting Editor of the Journal of Futures Studies, is on the editorial board of the journal Futures, and is on the board of Oases Graduate School.
He is originally from California from Mexican American and Indigenous ancestry, now residing in Melbourne Australia with his wife De Chantal and son Ethan.