I am doing a PhD at The Sustainable Places Research Institute. While I am bashing the books, planting trees and pestering people for interviews, I also draw pictures.
I completed a degree in Geography and Environmental Studies at Sussex University, (1998) then trained and worked as a community worker and a cabinet maker and managed a social enterprise (community wood recycling) project in Bristol (2000-2010). After which I completed a two year research based MSc at the University of British Columbia (Climate Change: Assessing the Adaptive Capacity of Community Forests, 2012).
At Cardiff I am funded by the ESRC 1+3 scheme and the Scottish Forestry Trust. This has enabled me to do an MSc in Social Science Research Methods at Cardiff University and I am now working on my doctorate.