Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and former Director of the Office for Environmental Programs (the interdisciplinary Master of Environment program, now 400 students), University of Melbourne. Inaugural Professor of political ecology, Lancaster University from 2017.
I study environment and development issues in developing countries, and environmental policy/bicycle policy in western countries. Studied geography in UK and USA, and then 24 years teaching in the UK, USA, Denmark, Belgium and Australia.
Fieldwork has included studies of sustainable rural development and drought mitigation and adaptation in Burkina Faso, West Africa (1992-3, 2001): rural livelihoods and land degradation in Niger (1995-7); land and livelihoods in East Timor (2005-9); social issues around mine sites in New Caledonia (2011-13). Also advocacy and research on urban cycling policy (or lack of) in London, Brussels and Melbourne since 1995.
James Martin Fellow, University of Oxford, 2007-8. Visiting Professor, Roskilde University 2002. Visiting Fellow, Brussels Centre for Urban studies, VUB, 2015.