Director and Manager

I have over 20 years’ experience of the culture of academic research. I do organisational leadership, project management and delivery, financial control and planning, human resources, strategy development and delivery, and problem-solving. I also make the coffee.

Strategic Manager – A leader of operations, budgets, personnel, project & risk management. Founder of ClimateUEA, copied across all of UEA’s intellectual pillars.

Science communicator – pioneer applying the science of climate change communication

Impact achiever – REF2014 rates Tyndall Centre partners as leaders in UK Impact

Policy engager – science communication on projects for UK Gov IPCC, EU, UNFCCC, Local Authorities

Capacity-builder – science communication training for EU projects and GCRF-funded projects, EU expert

Digital deliverer – Tyndall online climate voice equivalent to UK Met Office, NASA

Policy dialoguer – UNFCCC observer since 2000, EU, UK, UN

Public participator – Art-Climate exhibition 2016, RHS Chelsea Flower Show Medal 2008

Non-academic – though long ago contributed to 11 papers about the field experiments that underpin biodiversity and ecosystem services

Fundraiser – I bring research and consultancy income and engage with charities, philanthropists and other funders

This a small selection of some of my engagement products that I am most pleased with, because they have had good impact or because I have tried a new idea for theory to practice. This is a selected list, not a 20 year archive of my work.

I train the theory and practice of the science of climate change communication to researchers, in three continents so far. Feedback is frequently 9/10 and 10/10.