8 wk mindfulness course, Lancaster University starts Monday 18th Jan 2016

I am teaching another 8-week mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) course at Lancaster University, starting Monday 18th January 2016, ending Mon 14th March (there is no class Mon 15th Feb). The course is open to Lancaster University staff and students … Continue reading

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Psychosocial factors influencing responses to ecological crisis – seminar 24 Nov Manchester

I’m presenting some findings from my PhD research at Manchester Metropolitan University on Tues 24th Nov 2015, 2 – 3.30pm, John Dalton East Building Room 423, as part of the Sustainability  and Ethical Enterprise Group meeting series. Following my presentation … Continue reading

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LIke birch or oak? Nature as business model

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Here’s a talk I gave last week at the Small is Beautiful conference for microbusinesses in Glasgow.  As you read, hear the dawn chorus quietly in the background.. Where can we look to for guidance and inspiration in running our … Continue reading

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8 week Mindfulness + nature connection course: starts April 15th

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Feeling stressed, ungrounded, in need of rejuvention? Or just curious… Awaken to the joys of spring! A new 8-week course in Manchester, based at Alexandra Park Whalley Range. 2 hour session each week from 6 – 8pm full day course … Continue reading

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Trapped in techno-scientism: is this hindering Manchester becoming an eco-city?

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Just published a provocative new article for Platform which is an online portal for sharing knowledge and intelligence on sustainability across Greater Manchester. I explore this question by beginning at the beginning, with life. But with life comes death, existential … Continue reading

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Empathy, narcissism, existential threat + nature connection: Glasgow Imagination Festival talk

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As part of the 1st Imagination Festival in Glasgow last weekend, co-producer and all round superwoman Roanne Dods invited me to talk at Glad Café. I spoke on nature connection, empathy, narcissism and existential threat. A couple people from the … Continue reading

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Final call to join novel study: your experience of influencing organisational environmental impact

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Individuals who care about the natural world often struggle to enact this in all contexts of their lives [1]. Why is this, and what helps bridge the gap between pro-environmental intention and action? These questions are becoming ever more urgent as … Continue reading

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