Particular Areas of Experience and Expertise

Developing and delivering training on Sustainable Building Skills Plans and Closing the Performance Gap - in both cases the UK's first training on these themes, focused on a practical approach to tackling the challenges and opportunities in these areas

Developing the 5 year Vision document and Education Strategy for the Bay Trust, to establish a significant centre for sustainability and healthy living education  

Development of Sustainable Building Skills Frameworks for Kent County Council, Kirklees Metropolitan Council and Gateway to SusCon project, and Sustainable Technologies Skills Framwork for Kent County Council (2009/2010).

Feasilibility study and business planning for sustainable building skills centre for Kirklees Metropolitan Council (with Reasons to be Cheerful) (2009).

Feasilibility study and business planning for sustainable building skills centre (SusCon) for Kent County Council; facilitation of strategy development, workshops, project and policy development processes, etc for proposal for nationally significant centre of excellence for sustainable building in the Kent Thames Gateway e.g. Kent Foresight and SusCon project (2005 to 2008).

Active member of UK Green Building Council STEP Task Group (Sustainability Training & Education Programme).

Formulation and development of the South Somerset Sustainable Construction project (1999) leading to the formation of the Somerset Trust for Sustainable Development (2000), significant involvement in development and facilitation of Leicester Environment City and Leicestershire County Council Agenda 21 processes (1993-95); work with Surrey CC and North Somerset, etc..

Event design: objectives and outputs, meeting participant needs, maximising gain from participant involvement, etc. (conference, seminar and training programmes designed for South Somerset Partnership Sustainable Construction project, Somerset Trust for Sustainable Development, Surrey C C, North Somerset);

Research: refining and undertaking research projects to achieve the maximum beneficial outcome; action research; research integrated in creative processes (see publications below);research on sustainable building skills and sustainable technology skills;

Publications: sustainability guides and reports. Past publications include: Guides to Sustainable Design and Construction for: School and Education Buildings (WWF supported), Community Buildings and Village Halls, Planning for Sustainable Design and Construction; Somerset Sustainable Housing Study; contributing author to Building Sustainably (Sustainable Housing Forum), various Leicester Environment City publications; joint author of reports on integrating sustainability into a Local Authority Economic Development Strategy, and the influence of the sustainability agenda on the UK higher education market. Also author of Eat More Raw: a guide to health and sustainability (Permanent Publications, 2004), and The Earth Dwellers Guide to Sustainability (self-published).

Training and Education on sustainability issues, sustainable construction and planning for sustainability: a range of workshops and seminars for South Somerset DC, North Somerset and Surrey County Council; Visiting Lecturer University of Nottingham Planning Department (1993-95); lead tutor of 10 two week permaculture design certificate courses, and tutor to apprentices working and studying towards the Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design.