A former Royal Marine Commando and Civil Servant who, in 2006, moved to Southern Iraq as a field researcher, trainer and analyst conducting research into culture, attitudes and behaviours. After one year I moved to Helmand Province, Afghanistan to conduct similar work amongst the local populace. Between 2008 & 2013 I worked as the senior field researcher in a NATO team based in Kabul, Afghanistan, where my work advised social marketing and cultural awareness programmes from unit to ministerial levels.
During this time I observed the impact of conflict and social deprivation on the environment and in 2013 I left my job to complete a BSc (Hons) in Agriculture, Conservation and Environment which I passed achieving a First Class Honours Degree. I now work within ECW as a PhD candidate in the WEFO funded FLEXIS programme conducting research into Sustainable Land Use.