I am a researcher, writer and maker who is fascinated by the how and why of social and cultural change. I like to connect people and ideas, to open spaces for collaboration, and to help find the right format for good ideas to flourish. I tend to get involved in enquiries and projects that explore some aspect of what a viable culture might mean today.

I am currently finishing my ESRC funded PhD in the School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia (UEA), UK, where I also did my MSc Climate Change (2008-9). The current research project runs from September 2010 to spring 2014.

At UEA, I am involved in the newly formed Science, Society and Sustainability (3S) group as well as the research group around grassroots innovations. I teach on the Sustainable Consumption masters module and am editor of the International Journal of Community Currency Research book reviews section.

Prior to my PhD, I was working in the Regions, Economics & Development team at GHK Consulting on a range of topics including climate change adaptation, cleantech, valuation of ecosystem services and green skills in the EU. This work followed from my internship at nef consulting where I worked on a framework for valuing environmental outcomes in the Social Return on Investment model.

If you’re interested in the what I do, a first stop for my work/projects can be found here.

Back to phd main page