Current Positions

Facilitator & Coach, Self-employed, 2011 to present
Design, facilitate, and research projects that work with the psychology of experiences of wild places.

Member, Editorial Committee of the Journal of Experiential Education, 2011 to present
Peer-reviewed international journal published in Canada. Remit to review submissions with psychological content.

Member, Editorial Committee of the European Journal of Ecopsychology, 2010 to present
Peer-reviewed international journal published online in the UK.

Fellow, Centre for Human Ecology, Edinburgh, 2005 to present
Teaching Fellow leading the Ecopsychology module programme.

Previous Positions

Honorary Research Fellow, University of Exeter, 2019 - 2020.
Fellowship with the Department of Psychology to support ecopsychology research through post-graduate student supervision.

Visiting Research Fellow, Anglia Ruskin University, 2017 - 2020.
Visiting fellowship with the Department of Science and Technology and the Global Sustainability Institute to support their development of learning that engages attitudes and values, rather than just skills and knowledge.

Managing Director, Natural Change Limited, 2012 to 2015
Delivery of outdoor training programmes to catalyse and support leadership for sustainability.

Short-course Teacher, Schumacher College, 2011 to 2015
Lead a programme of courses around ecopsychology, deep ecology and the psychology of people’s relationships with the rest of nature.

Honorary Research Fellow, University of Exeter, 2010 to 2011
Fellowship with the Department of Geography at Tremough Campus, Falmouth, to develop research interests in the psychology of human relationships with the rest of nature.

Director, Footprint Consulting Limited, 2004 to 2011
Sustainability consultant specialising in behaviour change. Work on a diverse range of projects for the commercial, social enterprise, NGO and public sectors.

Senior Lecturer, University of Strathclyde, 2005 to 2010
Ecopsychology lecturer and supervisor on the MSc Human Ecology programme, offered in partnership between the Centre for Human Ecology and the Department of Geography and Sociology.

Senior Lecturer, University of Stirling, 2004 to 2008
Lecturer on BSc in Environmental Science and Outdoor Education programme through supply of four outdoor education modules, student support and undergraduate supervision.

Director, Centre for Human Ecology, Edinburgh, 2005 to 2006
The Centre for Human Ecology is a network for ecological and social transformation.

Instructor, Scottish National Outdoor Training Centre, Glenmore Lodge, 2002 to 2005
Ecotherapy and Eco-education programme leader. Mountaineering instructor.

Ecological Education Consultant, Self-employed, 1999 to 2002
Working with clients to develop ecological education curriculum and staff training.

Senior Instructor, Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre, 1996 to 1999
Outdoor pursuits instructor and group facilitator.

Senior Lecturer, Whanganui Polytechnic, 1994 to 1996
Lecturer on BSc Computer Graphic Design programme.

Managing Director, Fulcrum Creative Limited, 1991 to 1994
Marketing and graphic design consultancy.

Director, PP Associates, 1990 to 1991
Marketing consultant.


MSc Human Ecology (Dist), 2003
Centre for Human Ecology, Edinburgh.

Deep Ecology: Ecological Wisdom for the Modern Age, 1998
Short-course with Arne Naess, Stephan Harding and Stephanie Mills. Schumacher College, Devon.

Certificate in Adult Teaching (1 & 2), 1995
Whanganui Polytechnic, New Zealand.

BA (Hons) Design for Industry, 1990
University of Northumbria, Newcastle.