Ecological Footprint; sustainability decision-making; assessing the impacts and legacies of major events; sustainable communities.
BSc (Hons) First Class: Environmental Health (1996) University of Wales
PhD (2002) University of Wales
RCUK Fellow on Delivering Sustainable Development, School of City and Regional Planning, Cardiff University, (2007-present).
Research Associate, ESRC BRASS Centre, Cardiff University, (2003-2007).
Awards and Prizes
International Research Collaboration Travel Award 2006/07. Visiting Scholar at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia) (November-December 2007).
Memberships / External Activities
Member, London 2012 Carbon Management Strategy Technical Advisory Group (2008-2009).
Member, Recalculating Wales’ Ecological Footprint Steering Committee (2007-2008).
Member, Wales Footprint Network (2003-current).
Member, Global Footprint Network (2006-current).
International Ecological Footprint Conference, ‘Stepping up the Pace: New Developments in Ecological Footprint Methodology, Policy and Practice’. Cardiff City Hall, Cardiff (8-10 May 2007).
Environmental Policies and Planning (Module Leader)
Issues in Local Government
Places and Plans
Theories and Principles of Sustainable Development
Researching Sustainability (Module Leader)
Sustainability in Practice
Senior Personal Tutor
Year 1 Tutor (all undergraduate programmes)
(2003-2005) Reducing Cardiff’s Ecological Footprint. Joint research project with Stockholm Environment Institute. (Funded by Biffaward, Welsh Assembly Government and Cardiff Council).
(2004-2005) Measuring the Ecological Footprint of the 2004 FA Cup Final.
(2005-2006) Sustainable consumption and production: a review of current evidence and data. (Funded by DEFRA).
(2006) Environmental Indicators Project (Wales Environment Strategy) (Funded by Welsh Assembly Government).
(2006-2007) Assessing the environmental and economic impact of the 2006 RBS Rugby Six Nations Championships.
(2007-2008) Motivating, Engaging, Leading and Supporting Skills and Knowledge for Sustainable Communities – Applying Models of Sustainable Localised Economies. (Funded by ESRC/ASC).
(2007-current) Assessing the environmental and economic impact of Le Grande Depart 2007.
(2008-current) Engaging with the Ecological Footprint: Experiences from Australia and UK.
(2008-2009) Developing an Evaluative Framework to Assess and Measure the impact and benefits of hosting major events. Joint research project with Sheffield Hallam University (Sports Industry Research Centre), Stirling University and Substance Co-Op. (Funded by UK Sport).
(2008-2009) Knowledge and Practice in the Ecological Footprint Community.