WHAT I DO
Following my Masters’ course at Forum for the Future in 2015-16, I have a good understanding of system change theories. I can map systems, or actors in a system, to gain a holistic understanding of where change is happening and where resources can be targeted to accelerate change.
Using primary and secondary research methods, I can quickly gain an understanding of the main sustainability issues in a given area of operation. Using my awareness of socio-economic macro-trends, futures research skills, as well as an understanding of the latest innovations, I can identify the most significant challenges and opportunities for your operation.
I can present a large quantity of information in a clear, concise way in a variety of formats for a wide range of audiences. This includes technical reports, more accessible magazine-style writing, blogs or presentations.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Although I am interested in all areas of sustainability and am always keen to learn new things, the following are areas in which I have particular experience.
I have 4 years’ experience working in food systems, both at national and global levels. I currently devoting most of my time to living and working on farms which practice regenerative approaches to land and farming. My aim is to use this knowledge and experience to help the food system transition to such approaches. I am posting updates on my current venture and learning on my blog.
My other work in the food system includes a 6-week Masters’ placement at Defra working on long-term food and farming policy in the UK, and multiple research briefs from consultancies working on supply chain initiatives for multinational food and beverage brands. I also helped design a US-based food waste behaviour change campaign.
I have worked on energy systems both during and since my Masters’ course in 2016. Most recently I have had research briefs concerning possible scenarios for the future of the global power sector and climate change in the construction sector.
FASHION SUPPLY CHAINS
I researched and co-wrote a publication on digital approaches to transparency in fashion supply chains, mapping digital initiatives which are working on the issue. Research for this included speaking to around 25 experts/initiatives in the field. The publication is available to view here.
I am a firm believer in the power of strong communities for the well-being both of the individuals within them and the societies they sit within. I have worked on projects for large companies which strengthen communities in their supply chains.
I have also been involved in a number of community-focussed events, including being camp lead at Nowhere (European Burning Man) in 2017 and 2019. I spent 5 years living in a communal house in London and am well-informed about the structures necessary to make such a project successful. My inspirations here are ‘Reinventing Organisations’ by Frederic Laloux, and ‘Nonviolent Communication’ by Marshall Rosenberg.