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30 + years as an engineer, lean practitioner, academic and change agent working across sectors and Universities, taking a Communities of Practice, Communities of Inquiry and Place approach to build capability in change, innovation, sustainability and improvement. Research Interests include climate action through systems thinking, circular design, operations and supply chains.

  • 2024 to date Senior Lecturer in Operations and Project Management, Surrey Business School, University of Surrey.

  • 2022 to 2024 Continuous Improvement Lead University of Southampton

  • 2021 - 2022 Senior Lecturer Project Management at Solent University.

  • 2013 - 2020 Senior Lecturer Operations and Project Management, Lean Consultant, Director for Centre for Climate Action and Sustainability Lead at University of Winchester.

  • 2002 - 2013 Principle Lecturer - University of Portsmouth, Operations Management, Director for MSc Leadership in Health and Wellbeing. External examiner for Informatics, Singapore.

  • 2000 - 2002 Cell Leader and Training lead @ Ocular Sciences.

  • 1992 - 1999 - Engineer at BAe Systems, PhD student @ University of Plymouth, Manufacturing and Business Systems

Headlines - Linking Lean, Circular Economy and Sustainability

  • Teaching and learning in Higher Education - LEGO(R) Serious Play Trained facilitator. Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy

  • Systems Thinking Apprenticeship L7 End Point Assessor 

  • Improvement Community of Practice

  • Lean in Higher Education - Lean Diamond Awards, Lean and Sustainability at the University of Southampton iSolutions.

  • Carbon Literacy Project - Carbon Literacy Trainer and Facilitator, in conjunction with the Carbon Literacy Trust.

  • Regenerative Business Circle - testing the boundaries of moving from green to sustainable to regenerative business models

  • The Tree of Life - my approach to sustainability, climate action and developing communities of practice.

  • Wessex Green Hub - working with businesses, community partners, Winchester City Council and local Universities to promote circular design, circular supply networks and to reduce carbon footprints. Part of the DEAL (Doughnut Economics Action Lab) and the Transition Movement.

  • Harmony in Education - working with the Sustainable Food Trust and the Harmony Project to embed the principles of harmony within Education.

  • Previously Chair of University of Winchester Committee for Sustainability and Social Justice.

  • Previously Co-opted member of Lean in Higher Education European Chapter. 

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does"

William James

Tropical Background


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