After 20 years developing and delivering successful projects and programmes for a range of organisations, I went freelance in 2011.
My freelance work (see my ‘Examples‘ page) builds on successful roles bringing together people and organisations to work across sectors and disciplines. My background includes:
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:
MA in Climate Change, focusing on cultural geographies of this complex phenomenon,
MSc in Policy Studies, which broadened my environmental specialisms into their social contexts;
Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Environmental Practice, which provided the solid foundation in environmental science, policy and practice which has shaped my career.
This background has helped me to gain understanding, research skills and experience in science, social science and humanities approaches. More recently, I gained a part-time MFA in Creative Writing, while my original BSc was in Physics.