About me

2528A381-8ADA-4164-BF26-475C603111D8 2I live on the East coast of Scotland with my husband and our two children.  I try to live as lightly as possible.

I love to run, snowboard, ski, swim and generally be outdoors, and having rescued and renovated (thanks to a good friend) an old pottery wheel, I’m trying to improve my pottery skills… this is a long-term project!

I’ve held research and teaching positions at the University of St. Andrews, Dundee, Highlands and Islands and Edinburgh.  I’ve gained professional experience working on environmental and educational projects in Scotland and Africa, and through practitioner and consultancy work with the Scottish Government, Scottish College of Educational Leadership, Education Scotland, Countryside Ranger Service, British Council, Field Studies Council, National Trust for Scotland, Forestry Commission, Groundworks, Natural England, Museums Galleries Scotland, General Teaching Council for Scotland and Learning for Sustainability Scotland (Scotland’s UN Recognised Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development).

Currently, I am a Senior Lecturer and Programme Director for the MSc Learning for Sustainability  at the University of Edinburgh. I’m a former Associate Editor now Editorial Board member of the Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning. I am academic lead on two MOOCs (Massive Open On-line Course): ‘Learning for a Sustainable Future’ and Learning for a Sustainable Future: Live at COP26‘. 

I was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society in 2018 and I’m a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


  • BA(Hons) – University of Edinburgh/Heriot Watt University (1998)
  • PhD Education – University of Edinburgh, (2004)
  • PGCert Academic Practice – University of Edinburgh (2015)

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