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Career Profile

Educational Qualifications

PhD. Thesis on The Environmental Impact of Road Building in Rural Wales. Accepted November 2001.

MSc Environmental Impact Assessment, University of Wales, Aberystwyth (1995).BSc Hons. (1st class)

Human Ecology, University of Huddersfield, W. Yorks. (1988).

Dip HE Social & Environmental Problems, King Alfred's College, Winchester (1986).

Career History

Research Associate, Dept. of City and Regional Planning, Cardiff University (Nov. 1999 to March 2002).

Projects included:
· IMPACT, pan-European study on rural development investigating the extent, and potential, of rural development activities in six EU member States.
· Co-ordinator and fund holder on Greenpeace funded project reviewing best practice and current issues in organic agriculture and agroecology in the South.
· ESRC funded project, analysing the potential of, and obstacles to, developing a quality food sector in Wales.

Research Associate, Welsh Institute of Rural Studies (WIRS), University of Wales, Aberystwyth (April 1997-August 1999). EU funded, multidisciplinary international project (RIPPLE), examining the role and potential of regional quality products for rural development in peripheral areas of the EU.

Research Student / part-time Tutor at WIRS (Oct. 1993- April 1996).

Research Assistant / part-time Lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University; Park Lane College (Leeds) and Huddersfield University (Jan 1991-Jul 1992).

Field work and report writing on several projects including the Kirklees Technology Review. Lecturing in Urban Policy (HND level). Editorial assistant on a planning journal. Media

Spokesperson for Ecover (UK) on "Clean Up Campaign" tour (May-Dec 1990)