Vita und Praxis

  • 2020 - present
    Research Associate – Institute of Landscape Architecture, RWTH, Aachen:
    Facilitating delivery of the Horizon 2020 EFUA (European Forum for Urban Agriculture) coordination action and assisting with Regional Planning international Masters Courses.
  • 2016 - present
    Doctoral Research – Institute for Landscape Architecture, RWTH, Aachen:
    Phd Topic: “Green Infrastructure and Citizen Participation in NW Europe: The Process of Change in Städteregion Aachen”.
  • 2012 - 2020
    Self-Employed - “Green Network Solutions”:
    Technical editing and proof reading for education, research and environmental sectors.
    Delivering tailored language classes to local educational institutes.
  • 2008 - 2011
    Programme Manager – Lothians and Fife Green Network Partnership:
    Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust, Edinburgh, (GB)
    Executive officer for multi-sector environmental partnership
  • 2005 - 2008
    Woodland & Greenspaces Development Officer:
    Dundee City Council, Dundee, (GB)
    Executive officer for multi-sector environmental partnership
  • 2005
    Forestry & Agri-Environment Consultant:
    Eamonn Wall & Co Consulting, Dollar, (GB)
    Private sector environmental consulting
  • 1998 - 2005
    Project Manager - Aberdeen Greenspace Ltd:
    ACP Limited, Aberdeen, (GB)
    Executive officer for multi-agency environmental partnership
  • 1994 - 1998
    Project Officer – Herefordshire Countryside Action Partnership:
    Hereford and Worcester County Council, Worcester, (GB)
    Advisor to local stakeholder groups on forestry and environmental projects
  • 1991 - 1993
    Community Forest Officer – VSO Nepal:
    FAO/HMG Nepal Community Forestry Service, Solu Khumbu District, Nepal
    Adviser on government led participative forestry programmes in Middle Hills Districts.
  • 1991
    Ranger/Naturalist - Ryvoan Forest Reserve:
    Scottish Wildlife Trust, Edinburgh (GB)
    Developed wildlife site surveys and nature interpretation programmes
  • 1990
    Epping Forest “Countrycare” – Management Assistant:
    Epping Forest District Council, Epping, Essex (GB)
    Coordinated practical environmental work with trainees and volunteers
  • 1988 - 1990
    MSc Study - Rural Resources Management:
    Agriculture and Forest Sciences, University of Wales, Bangor, Wales, UK
  • 1984 - 1988
    MA Hons Study: Geography (Soc.Sci.):
    Department of Geography, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Preise und Auszeichnungen

  • 2018 - present
    Nominated for European Forum for Urban Forestry (EFUF):
    Joined as Interim Steering Group Member
  • 2005 - 2010
    Elected as Director of Community Woodlands Association:
    Joined the board of a Scottish not-for-profit organisation
  • 2005
    Awarded Chartered Environmentalist status – “CEnv”:
    By UK Society for the Environment - EnvSoc
  • 2000
    Scottish Quality in Planning Awards 2000: Scottish Government Award for “Outstanding Delivery on the Ground” granted for work of Aberdeen Countryside Project Ltd. (Aberdeen Greenspace)
  • 1998
    Awarded Earthwatch Millennium Fellowship Award: A competitive scholarship to study impact of acid precipitation on forest ecosystems and watercourses in Northern Bohemia region of Czech Republic
  • 1997
    Awarded Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM): Full Member status
  • 1989
    University of Wales “Sangay 89" Research Expedition – Ecuador: Participated as Forest Surveyor/ Researcher on 3 month overseas project
  • 1987
    Operation Raleigh Indonesia Expedition – Seram Island, Indonesia: Selected for Tropical Rainforest - biodiversity and natural resources research project