After 20 years developing and delivering successful projects and programmes for a range of organisations, I went freelance in 2011.
My freelance work (you can find out more in ‘Examples’) builds on a successful track record in various roles bringing together people and organisations to work across sectors and disciplines. These included:
UK Climate Impacts Programme (Oxford University) – delivering key knowledge exchange between new academic research, public policy and professional or commercial activities.
Exeter University – assessing the scope for new Masters-level teaching on climate change and the changing needs of students and employers.
Climate South East – managing the rapidly growing programmes of a new regional partnership, engaging public, private and non-profit sectors in adaptation priorities in a changing climate.
Southampton Environment Centre – devising and delivering events, training, audits, networking and guidance to support small businesses in reducing energy, waste and pollution.
You can find out more about these roles at my LinkedIn page.
My breadth of experience is supported by the scope of my academic training, gained through
an MA in Climate Change, focusing on cultural geographies of this complex phenomenon,
an MSc in Policy Studies, which broadened my environmental specialisms into their social contexts;
a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Environmental Practice, which provided the solid foundation in environmental science, policy and practice which has shaped my career.
This path has helped me to gain understanding, research skills and experience in science, social science and humanities approaches. My original BSc was in Physics (and I have an MSc in Astronomy – but that’s a story for another time! Maybe over a beer).