Currently: Lecturer Complex Systems
Highest qualification: Doctorate (PhD, DPhil)
I model the Earth system in order to try to understand how it works and how humans interact with it. I'm particularly interested in whether our global civilisation is headed for collapse; a cheery subject that I like to tell general audiences about.
I have also served as a host, MC and facilitator for public general audience events as well as academic workshops and conferences.
I write a regular column for The Conversation about environment and energy issues:
The column has had over 2 million readers - perhaps not very impressive in our online, viral age, but it's certainly many times greater than the number of people who have ready my academic papers!
Some notable events:
* Winchester Science Festival in 2013 & 15
* Host of annual TEDx Southampton University in 2013/14/15
* Bright Club Southampton 2015
* Cafe Scientific Bournemouth 2015
* Bristol University Student Hubs Festival 2015
* TEDx Milton Keynes 2014
* Southampton Sustainability Festival 2014
* Institute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers 2013
* Winchester Science Centre "After Dark" lecture series 2013
* Cafe Scientific Southampton 2012
I've also visited numerous schools and given talks to pupils from 6-18 years as well as evening talks and public lectures in pubs and bars.
I've been on the telly. Back in 2008 I was 'talent' for a BBC/Discovery/Open University show "Battle of the Geeks" filmed in location in Namibia and hosted by Richard Hammond - a very nice chap but I was devastated that first option William Shatner was unable to work on the show. William Shatner!
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