The Eden Project, 2015-present
Delivery of post-graduate modules for the University of Bath and Anglia Ruskin University.
Consultancy and staff training for the development of HotHouse – Eden’s new corporate leadership training programme.
University of Exeter / Dose of Nature Project, 2015-present
Design and delivery of ‘Roseland Walks for Wellbeing’ programme as part of NERC funded research into the therapeutic benefits of experiences of nature. Participants are referred into the programme by their General Practitioner.
Australian Conservation Foundation, 2013
Consultant for the design and development of the ACF’s Songlines Project. This offers targeted ACF stakeholders a six-day “trail” experience of wild Australia. The trail is led by local Aboriginal people. Remit to advise ACF how to translate these experiences of wild places into stakeholder engagement with the ACF’s conservation goals.
WWF Scotland, 2007-2012
Inception, design, co-facilitation and evaluation of WWF’s innovative Natural Change Project. The project took strategically targeted groups of Scottish leaders through a six month programme, including a total of 16 days in wild environments. WWF commissioned two programmes over five years which have led to policy level change on sustainability issues in Scotland.
The project is now independent of WWF with several projects currently under way.
NESTA / Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust, 2010
Retained by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) as a consultant for the Isle of Eigg’s entry into the Big Green Challenge. Work included community engagement in a collaborative process to design and submit their entry. The Isle of Eigg community won joint first prize and £300,000 to invest in community environmental projects.
Artemis Fund Managers, 2010
Stakeholder and market analysis on ethical investment to inform the development of fund management strategy.
Cairngorm Mountain Limited, 2006-8
Consultant and staff training to help develop a strategy to mitigate the effects of climate change on snow reliability at Scotland’s largest ski field. Work included the development and implementation of a complex stakeholder analysis and community engagement strategy.
Natural Leadership Foundation, 2009
Design and facilitation of leadership training for a private sector group from Holland.
Active Earth Foundation, 2006-9
Design of sustainability leadership training programmes aimed at the corporate sector. The project included branding, logistics, staff training, marketing strategy, copy writing, and the development of promotional media. Programmes were implemented in Germany, France and Spain.
Glencree Centre for Peace & Reconciliation, 2004
Design and facilitation of two, three-day programmes working with violently opposed communities from Northern Ireland. The programme showed sustainability as an issue of common concern and therefore a platform for reconciliation. The process brought the various stakeholders together successfully and led to the development of several community projects in Ireland, which are still ongoing. The project was part of the Northern Ireland Peace Process after the Good Friday Agreement (1998).
The Wilderness Foundation, 2004
Design and facilitation of a five-day outdoor programme for an international group of environmental lawyers.
Glenmore Lodge, 2003-7
Eco-education and Ecotherapy Outdoor leadership programme development and delivery.
Instructor staff training.
Outward Bound New Zealand, 1999
Consultant for the development of OBNZ’s environmental policy.
Staff training on the design and facilitation of outdoor-based programmes for sustainability.