I am a Reader in Physical Geography and Sustainability at Keele University and the University's Director of Education for Sustainablity. I started lecturing at Keele in 2004 following a period of time working as a Geologist/Hydrogeologist with an environmental consultancy, working primarily in the area of landfill site management, contaminated land remediation and human health risk assessment.
My current research interests are in hydrogeological systems in glacial environments, and sustainability-related work ranging from the use of knowledge networks in communities for energy reduction, strategies for fuel poverty mitigation, and sustainability education, with particular emphasis on the link between employability and sustainability and the role of sustainability in organisations. This expertise in sustainability education has resulted in me leading Keele University’s strategy for embedding Sustainability in the Student Experience. I also carry out significant sustainability outreach work, working closely with a range of organisations to deliver sustainability education to school children, school teachers and the wider public, through our award-winning environmental education group Science for Sustainability.
These research and outreach activities have been funded by the Natural Environment Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Higher Education Academy, Institute of Physics, Learning Skills Network amongst others.