Areas of Expertise
Active travel, Biodiversity Net Gain, Green infrastructure
I’ve been a practising ecologist for over 35 years and have developed and led ecology teams for most of my career.
I have been active in providing ecological baseline surveys, assessments, and reports for a range of developments. I have a wide range of experience with ecological issues and advise projects on protection but more importantly enhancements & delivery of biodiversity net gain. I advise developments on delivery of green infrastructure (GI) not only for biodiversity value but also as part of their climate resilience strategy. Furthermore, this includes GI as a design intervention to promote active transport, connection with nature and delivering social value.
I was involved in the production of the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) Demystifying Green Infrastructure report, am on the British Property Federation (BPF) Sustainability Board, RICS Sustainability Board and Design Review Panels for Enfield, Barking & Dagenham, Redbridge and the Essex Quality Review Panel for sustainability (and particularly on biodiversity). I am on the Landscape Institutes Climate and Biodiversity Emergency Response Panel and I am advising councils on the integration of green infrastructure in future town centre development frameworks for biodiversity (including Catford, Luton, the Low Line and Weston-Super-Mare).