My main area of interest lies with developing and nurturing practical skills for use within the degree courses and in industry. I lead the second year trip to the Swiss Alps where we study ecological processes. The environment in the high Alps serves as an amazing and dynamic outdoor laboratory – the students benefit hugely from the trip academically.
I found a passion for teaching shortly after joining the University in 2003 and completed my PGCHE in 2005. I am an active researcher and publish in international peer-reviewed academic journals regularly.
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
University of Gloucestershire Excellence Award 2014 Research & Scholarship Award
University of Gloucestershire Excellence Award 2013 for building strong relationships with selected partners for mutual benefit
British Ecological Society
Higher Education Academy
I have researched and published in a range of environmental areas. My research specialisms are in vegetation reconstruction using palaeoecological tools, and epidemiology of equine parasites from pasture. I collaborate in my research with internal colleagues from the university and also externally from academia and industry.