Distinguished Visiting Fellow
After thirty years as a civil servant innovating in the field of sustainability, planning and environment, I am now very fortunate to have chance to consider the opportunities and challenges of that work from an academic standpoint.
I am an experienced public policy innovator with a track-record of delivering cutting edge change, most recently here in Wales with the creation of Natural Resources Wales, the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 and the Environment (Wales) Act 2016. Early career work in Whitehall included being part of the team that produced This Common Inheritance, the first UK Environment White Paper (1990) and authoring Planning Policy Guidance Note 13 Transport (1994) on planning to reduce the need to travel, drawing on my fellowship research.
Anrhydeddau a Dyfarniadau
Nuffield and Leverhulme Travelling Fellowship 1992-93, International Approaches to transport and the environment.
I am researching the opportunities for and barriers to linking the understandings of complex interrelated systems inherent in sustainability and ecology with mainstream public and academic discourse. I am interested in the history of thought that has shaped inherited orthodoxies across different disciplines, and have an initial focus on power, governance and bureaucracy; (alternative) economics; and behaviour, emotion and psychology in relation to sustainability.