Thanks for visiting my website. I’m Executive director of the Centre for Human Ecology, a member of the Enough! Scotland collective and an editor of its LESS journal of Degrowth, and a doctoral researcher at the Intercultural Research Centre at Heriot-Watt University. I’m also a social researcher, writer and broadcaster, including as a regular contributor to BBC Scotland’s Thought for the Day, and a regular columnist for the Scottish Catholic.
I specialise in participatory action research and community empowerment, with a background in faith-based community development. I facilitate and lead group sessions and workshops in meditation and voice dialogue, and support communities to take effective local action for real regeneration, in areas including food justice, interfaith collaboration and increasing community capacity. I also curate public lecture series and roundtable discussions on aspects of social and environmental justice.
I’m interested in the big picture- how we create meaningful change in a time of global disruption. This means my work and interests range across human ecology, theology, art, community development and so on.
I’m an occasional opinion columnist and broadcaster and (even more) occasional musician.
If you would like me to speak about any of the above or work on these issues, including providing support or consultancy to your organisation or group, or just want to chat, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I live in the ancient town of Govan, near Glasgow in Scotland.