Whether you want to enhance your work or personal life, or just expand your horizons, I offer expertise in a variety of areas. New skills and new perspectives help develop your talent, boost your confidence, enhance the services you offer, and find solutions to problems, large or small.
Over the last 20+ years, I have held workshops and given talks to a wide variety of audiences of all ages and from all walks of life. Subjects range from the understanding and application (both for therapy and in everyday life) of different states of consciousness to the ways in which our environment — the places we live, work, and play in — affect our moods and behaviour. I always aim to make the subject accessible to the audience, whatever their background, and excel at communicating complex concepts in an engaging and easy-to-understand way.
Past events have included:
Occasional workshops are currently offered on the following topics:
News of upcoming workshops and talks will appear on this website, as well as on Facebook and Twitter, as and when they are scheduled. I am also available for bespoke events, with negotiable fees (depending on the event and organisers). Please contact me to discuss.
Since achieving my Ph.D. at the University of Edinburgh in 1997, I have spent many years conducting research and providing consultancy in the areas of human-environment interactions, both sensory (i.e., via sight, sound, touch, taste, or smell) and non-sensory (e.g., direct electromagnetic effects). I have expertise in:
I have presented papers at national and international conferences, and published many articles in academic journals and books. A sample of these can be found on my Researchgate page. Previous roles include being a Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at both Bournemouth University and the Open University. I am also a Director/Trustee at the Centre for Human Ecology. Examples of past projects include research into therapeutic horticulture and mental health with people at Cherry Tree Nursery, consulting on the refurbishment of dementia-patient ward at Poole Hospital, and eco-designing the interior space of a wellbeing centre at Bournemouth University's School of Health and Social Care.
The subjects outlined above in the workshops and talks section are also offered at a more intensive level as CPD for those working in therapeutic and caring professions: