Current Professional Roles
— Research Coordinator at ECOLISE ● ECOLISE – European Network for Community-Led Initiatives on Sustainability and Climate Change, Brussels
— Research Collaborator at Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes (CE3C) ● Climate Change Impacts and Modelling Group (CCIAM), Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
— Research Fellow, Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Systems ● Bristol, UK
— March 2017-present: Research Coordinator at ECOLISE ● Key duties include: project coordination and delivery; strategic planning in relation to research and connections with other work areas; partnership-building; presentation at conferences, workshops and other events; proposal writing; development and management of Knowledge Commons infrastructure and community; lead writing and project coordination of Status Report; delivery of other key written outputs; management of a team of around 8-10 staff, interns, regular collaborators and PhD students.
— June 2013-Feb 2017: Freelance Sustainability Researcher, Consultant and Entrepreneur (independent and in collaboration with Schumacher Institute and Lisbon University) ● Main activities: project design development and delivery; establishment and management of social enterprises; coordination and delivery of writing projects; copy-editing and proof-reading; event design, production and facilitation. Operating own shamanic practice offering healing, training, events and guidance since 2016/
— Jan 2008-May 2013: Lecturer, Teaching Fellow, Research Fellow, Durham University ● Undergraduate and post-graduate teaching in Anthropology and Human Sciences Programmes; cross-departmental research collaborations and public engagement through Anthropology in Development Research Group, Durham Energy Institute and Centre for Social Justice & Community Action.
— April 2002-Dec 2007: Independent Freelance Sustainability Researcher, Consultant, Practitioner and Writer, Granada, Spain ● Academic research and writing; solar power installation; development of sustainable living projects; audiovisual production; freelance popular writing on environmental, social and cultural issues.
— July 1997 to March 2002: Ph.D. in Environmental Anthropology, University of Kent, UK ● Interdisciplinary research programme of own design and execution on resource use and associated knowledge systems of indigenous forest dwellers within EU-funded APFT Research Programme. Two years full-time fieldwork in Guyana.
— October 1996 to June 1997: Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Anthropology, University of Kent,UK ● Modules in Social Anthropology, Environmental Anthropology, Human Ecology, Anthropological Field Methods, Economic Anthropology.
— October 1989 to June 1993: BA (Hons.) in Biological Sciences, 2.1, Oxford University, UK ● Modules in Invertebrate Zoology, Botany, Statistics, Ecology and Conservation, Evolution and Taxonomy, Animal Behaviour, Genetics, Biological Anthropology.
— Sept 1983 – June 1989: Mosslands Senior Comprehensive School, Wallasey, Merseyside, UK ● Eleven ‘O’ Levels, four ‘A’ levels, one ’S’ level.
— 2021-2024: CAMPAIGNers: Citizens Acting on Mitigation Pathways through Active Implementation of a Goal-setting Network
Horizon 2020 (Grant Agreement in preparation)
ECOLISE budget €180K; total grant value €5.0M
— 2019-22: COMETS: COllective action Models for Energy Transition and Social Innovation 🔗
Horizon 2020 Grant Agreement no. 837722
ECOLISE budget €274K; total grant value €3.0M
— 2019-21: UrbanA: Urban Arena for sustainable and equitable solutions 🔗
Horizon 2020 Grant Agreement no. 822357
ECOLISE budget €196K; total grant value €1.5M
— 2019 – 20: FCT Post-Doctoral Research Grant (BI-DOUTOR-IF/00940/2015): Design of local ecological, technical and social systems for human well-being
— 2017-19: 52 Climate Actions. Team member in project led by Permaculture Association (Britain) and funded by VKRF Foundation 🔗
— 2014 – 16: BASE: Bottom up Climate Adaptation. Research Fellow on EU FP7 project 🔗
— 2013-14: Monitoring and Evaluation for Sustainable Communities. Advisory Board member on ESRC Knowledge Exchange project involving Oxford University, Transition Network, and Low Carbon Communities Network
— Jan 2012-Jul 2013: AHRC Connected Communities pilot demonstrator: Connection, Participation and Empowerment in Community-based Research: the Case of the Transition Movement. With Prof. R. Pain et al. £99,968 (developer, coordinator, co-investigator); £11K follow-on grant to Transition Network. 🔗
— March-July 2012: DEI small grant: Durham Energy Descent Action Plan. Durham Energy Institute and Transition Durham. Principal Investigator. £5,000.
— Feb-Apr 2012: DECC LEAF programme award: Potential for Urban Community Energy Projects in the East End of Newcastle-on-Tyne. Northern Community Power. £27,694
— Sept-Nov 2011: InCluESEV Research Development Fund: Field Test of Whole Systems Methodology on Microgeneration in Durham. Principal Investigator. £4,500
— 2010-11: AHRC Connected Communities Scoping Study: Community Based Participatory Research (CPBR): Ethics and Outcomes. £32,470 (project researcher). Report 🔗
— 2011 Supervision: M.Sc. dissertation: The Links Between Resilience, Diversity and Inequality: The View from Transition Durham.
— 2009 – 10: Member of Beacon North East Co-inquiry Action Research Group. Report 🔗
— 2009 – 10: Supervision: M. Res.: Local Food in County Durham. Durham University, Abundant Earth Ltd. & Durham Local Food Network. Case Study Report 🔗
— 2008: ESRC top-up award: Action Research for Appropriate Technology. £8,879
— 2005: Hunt Fellowship, Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. US$17,424
— 1997 – 2001: Ph.D. studentship as junior researcher in APFT Research Programme (EU DG8)
— Founder member, ECOLISE (European Community-Led Initiatives for a Sustainable Europe)
Research Coordinator (ongoing since Feb 2017)
Elected Council member (Feb 2015 – Feb 2017)
Acting Knowledge and Learning Coordinator (May 2014-Feb 2017)
— Transition Movement
Co-founder and Co-coordinator, Transition Research Network: planned, designed and facilitated transdisciplinary learning events involving around 350 total participants from academia, community groups and business from 2011-2013; initiated processes leading to over £250K funding for collaborative action research projects involving Transition between 2011 and 2014
Transition Bristol: core team member, 2013-2015
Transition ‘Launch’ Training, Newcastle, 2010
Transition Durham: active member of coordinating ‘hub’; working groups on energy, economics, research, 2008-2013
Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design, Permaculture Association (Britain), 2012-2021 Supplementary training in Sustainable Horticulture (Patrick Whitefield Associates, 30 hours, 2012), Forest Gardening (Agroforestry Research Trust, 15 hours, 2013)
Permaculture Design Certificate, Wilf Richards, Durham City, Oct 2009- Mar 2010 (72 hours)
Member of Research Advisory Board, Permaculture Association (Britain), 2009-2014
— Community Research Partnerships at Durham University
Beacon North East Theme Leader in Energy and Environment, Aug 2009-Dec 2011
Secured £83K of internally allocated funding secured for collaborative projects with community partners during 2009-2010, including Durham Industrial Bridging Fellowships to work in partnership with regional businesses in Community Energy (Community Renewable Energy Ltd.) and cross-media production (Whistling Mule Productions Ltd.)
Awarded 2010 Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty prize for outreach in the community
Durham Energy Institute Steering Committee/Management Board, Jan 2009-March 2013
Centre for Social Justice and Community Action Steering Committee, Nov 2011-March 2013
— Sustainability Entrepreneurship
A Sustainable Place CIC, Llysdinam Field Centre, Powys, Wales: co-founder and director of social enterprise developing a sustainability education centre and associated work programme in biological monitoring, site redesign and community engagement, 2014-2016
Northern Community Power CIC, Durham, England: co-founder and director of social enterprise supporting community energy projects, 2011-2017
Co-founder and resident, Eco-Aldea El Minchal, Molvizar, Granada, Spain, 2004-2008
Professional training in solar thermal installation, Centro FPO ‘La Cartuja’, Granada, Spain, April-Sept 2004 (330 hours)
— Cadair Idris Centre for Shamanic Studies, Llwngyril, Wales.
Shamanic Teacher Training (Feb 2018-Nov 2020); Introduction to Seidr (June 2019) 🔗
— Deepsong Sacred Sound Collective, Hebden Bridge, England
Gong and Sacred Sound Apprenticeship (Nov 2015-May 2016) 🔗
— Lendrick Lodge Holistic Retreat Centre, Callender, Scotland 🔗
Shamanic Practitioner Training: Medicine for the Earth (June 2013), Shaman’s Path (Sept 2013), Soul Retrieval (June 2014), Shamanic Extraction and Healing with Light (Oct 2014), Sundoor Spirit Dance Breathwork and Rebirthing (Feb-Mar 2015), Sundoor Initiation (Jul-Aug 2015), Compassionate Depossession and Advanced Compassionate Depossession (Oct 2015), Shamanic Graduation (Oct 2015), Sundoor Firewalk Instructor Training (Aug 2016), Shamanic Death and Dying (Oct 2016)
Esteves, A. M., A. Genus, T. Henfrey, G. Penha‐Lopes & M. East (2021). Sustainable entrepreneurship and the Sustainable Development Goals: Community‐led initiatives, the social solidarity economy and commons ecologies. Business Strategy and the Environment. https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.2706
2020: Relationships between scientific ecology and knowledge of primate ecology of Wapishana subsistence hunters in Guyana. In: Urbani, B., Lizarralde, M. (Eds.). Neotropical Ethnoprimatology: Indigenous Peoples’ Perceptions of and Interactions with Nonhuman Primates. Springer Nature Switzerland AG (Ethnobiology Series). Pp. 263-282. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-27504-4_12
Sciullo, A. A. Wierling, O. Arrobbio, S. Delvaux, G.W. Gilcrease, J.S.Gregg, T. Henfrey & D. Padovan. 2020. Collective Action Initiatives in the Energy Transition. Supporters of a strong sustainability paradigm? In A. Diemer, E. Nedelciu, M. Schellens, M. Morales & M. Oostdijk (eds.) Paradigms, Models, Scenarios and Practices for Strong Sustainability. Pp. 257-271. Editions Oeconomia.
Penha-Lopes, G. & T. Henfrey, 2019. Regenerating Sustainability Through Community-Led Initiatives. In Dyer, J. & C. Wilson (eds.) Creative Responses to Sustainability: Green Guide for Portugal. Porto: Culture360.ASEF.org and Ci.CLO Bienal Fotografia.
Henfrey, T., A.M.Esteves, M.East, A.Genus & G. Penha-Lopes, 2019. Community-Led Initiatives and the Social Solidarity Economy: Commons Ecologies for Delivering and Re-Imagining the Sustainable Development Goals. Draft paper prepared in response to the UNTFSSE Call for Papers 2018 Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy?
Penha-Lopes, G. & T. Henfrey, 2019. Reshaping the Future: how local communities are catalysing social, economic and ecological transformation in Europe. The first Status Report on Community-led Action on Sustainability and Climate Change in Europe. Brussels: ECOLISE.
Henfrey, T. & G. Penha-Lopes, 2019. Recoupling through regeneration: Community-led initiatives and the re-imagining of economic and social policy. Global Solutions Journal 4 : 254-259.
2018. Edges, fringes, frontiers: Integral ecology, indigenous knowledge and sustainability in Guyana. New York: Berghahn Books. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctvw04jcb
2018: Designing for Resilience: Permaculture as a transdisciplinary methodology in applied resilience research. Ecology and Society 23(2): 33. https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-09916-230233
Henfrey, T. & G. Penha-Lopes, 2018. Policy and Community-Led Action on Sustainability and Climate Change: Paradox and Possibility in the Interstices. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2018.05.002
Henfrey, T. & L. Ford, 2018. Permacultures of transformation: steps to a cultural ecology of environmental action. Journal of Political Ecology 25: 104- -119. http://dx.doi.org/10.2458/v25i1.22758
Energy Issues in Development. In Callan, H. (ed.) 2018, The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118924396.wbiea1962
Resilience and Complex Adaptive Systems. In Callan, H. (ed.) 2018, The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118924396.wbiea1963
Fazey, I. et al, 2018. Ten Essentials for Action-Oriented and Second Order Energy Transitions, Transformations and Climate Change Research. Energy Research and Social Science 40: 54–70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2017.11.026
2017: Wapishana Ethnoecology. A case study from the South Rupununi, Guyana. Maruranau: WWA. (Reissue of doctoral thesis).
2017: Grassroots Education for Sustainability as Ecology of Mind: the Head, Hands and Heart of Societal Transformation. In Winn, J. & R. Hall (eds.), Mass Intellectuality and Democratic Leadership in Higher Education. London: Bloomsbury. http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781474267618.ch-013
Henfrey, T., G. Maschkowski & G. Penha-Lopes (eds.) 2017. Resilience, Community Action and Societal Transformation. East Meon: Permanent Publications.
Henfrey, T. & J. Kenrick, 2017. Climate, Commons and Hope: the Transition movement in global perspective. In Henfrey et al (eds.) Resilience, Community Action and Societal Transformation. East Meon: Permanent Publications.
Henfrey, T. & N. Giangrande, 2017. Transition and Resilience. In Henfrey et al (eds.) Resilience, Community Action and Societal Transformation. East Meon: Permanent Publications.
2017: Resilience and Community Action in Bristol. In Henfrey et al (eds.) Resilience, Community Action and Societal Transformation. East Meon: Permanent Publications.
2017: Editorial and Summary. In Henfrey et al (eds.) Resilience, Community Action and Societal Transformation. East Meon: Permanent Publications.
2017: Permaculture, Community and Climate Change. Communities Magazine 174: 28-29.
Henfrey, T., & G. Penha-Lopes, 2015. Permaculture and Climate Change Adaptation: Inspiring Social, Ecological, Economic and Cultural Responses. East Meon: Permanent Publications.
Finidori, H., S. Borghini & T. Henfrey, 2015. Towards a Fourth Generation Pattern Language: Patterns as Epistemic Threads for Systemic Orientation. In Leitner, H. (ed.), Proceedings of the Purplsoc (Pursuit of Pattern Languages for Societal Change) Conference 2015.
Maxey, L., T. Henfrey, S. Chamberlin, C. Bird & J. Gonzales, 2015. Radical Civic Transitions: Networking and Building Civic Solutions. ACME 14(2): 431-441.
2014: Edge, Empowerment and Sustainability: Para-Academic Practice as Applied Permaculture Design. In Wardrop, A. & D. Withers (eds.) The Para-Academic Handbook: A Toolkit for making-learning-creating-acting. London: HammerOn Press.
Banks, S., Armstrong, A., Booth, M., Brown, G., Carter, K., Clarkson, M., Corner, L., Genus, A., Gilroy, R., Henfrey, T. and Hudson, K., 2014. Using co-inquiry to study co-inquiry: community-university perspectives on research. Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship, 7(1), p.5.
2014: Culture, Energy and Sustainability: What Future for Qatar?. In Sillitoe, P. (ed.). Sustainable Development: an appraisal from the Gulf region. Oxford: Berghahn Books. www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt9qdd86.11
Butler, C., S. Darby, T. Henfrey, R. Hoggett, & N. Hole, 2013. People and Communities in Energy Security. In C. Mitchell, J. Watson & J. Whiting (eds.) New Challenges in Energy Security: The UK in a Multipolar World. London: Palgrave MacMillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137298850_6
Henfrey, T. & B. Brangwyn, 2013. The Transition Research Primer. Totnes: Transition Research Network.
Woolf, C. & T. Henfrey, 2012. An Investigation of the Potential for Urban Community Energy Schemes in Walker and Byker Wards, Newcastle. Final report for LEAF project 01-1444. Durham: Northern Community Power.
2010: Cultivating Community, Gardening Anthropology: Permaculture, Local Food and Engaged Research. Presentation at European Association of Social Anthropologists Conference, Maynooth, Ireland, 25th August 2010.
Platten, S. & T. Henfrey 2009. Culture change and the cultural keystone concept in anthropology. Human Ecology 37(4): 491-500. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10745-009-9237-2
Henfrey, T. & S. Platten 2006. On cultural keystone complexes and their implications for system function. In Cybernetics and Systems 2006: Proceedings of the 18th European Meeting on Cybernetics & System Research. Austrian Society for Cybernetic studies, Vienna.
1999: Contributions to APFT final report, Les peuples des Forets Tropicales Aujord’hui. Volume IV: Volume Regional Caraibes, eds. Grenand, P. & F. Grenand: Fiche ethnographique: Wapishana (pp. 60-65); Wapishana: une agriculture entre forêt et savane (pp. 222-228); Wapishana: un potentiel vraisemblablement gérable (pp. 285-296); Land conflicts and cultural change in Southern Guyana. (pp. 328-333).
March 18th -19th 2021
Third Urban Arena for Sustainable and Just Cities: Justice Challenges in Urban Sustainability. Technical facilitation. https://urban-arena.eu/berlin-arena/
Jan 27th 2021
Communities for Future Session #4: Building our Knowledge Commons. Design, presentation, facilitation.
Conflict Transformation Summit: Coming Down to Earth. Invited Guest Speaker.
June 4th – 5th 2020
Second Urban Arena for Sustainable and Just Cities: Justice Challenges in Urban Sustainability. Technical facilitation. https://urban-arena.eu/barcelona-arena/
Nov 6th-8th 2019
Second International Conference on Social Solidarity Economy and the Commons, ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon. Keynote panel discussant.
July 14th 2019
Co-creating a knowledge commons for community-led transformation.
Workshop at European Ecovillage Conference, Bagnaia, Tuscany, Italy.
May 22nd -23rd 2019
ICCA 2019 (Collaboration for Climate Action), Heidelberg, Germany.
Keynote listener and plenary speaker.
Nov 21st- 23rd 2018
First International Conference on Social Solidarity Economy and the Commons, ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon. Keynote panel discussant.
Oct 29th 2018
Municipalities in Transition Hot Topics Discussion: Leverage Points for Systemic Change. Co-presenter
Sept 17th 2018
Position paper presented at academic preparation day for Postgrowth Conference 2018, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Aug 25th 2018
International Degrowth Conference, Malmö, Sweden.
ECOLISE networking session. Convenor and co-facilitator
Aug 24th 2018
Community-Led Initiatives for Degrowth.
Presentation at International Degrowth Conference, Malmö, Sweden.
Aug 23rd 2018
Commons and Culture Change.
Presentation at International Degrowth Conference, Malmö, Sweden.
Aug 23rd 2018
Degrowth and Community-Led Sustainability Initiatives. Co-designed and co-facilitated participatory workshop at International Degrowth Conference, Malmö, Sweden.
Oct 13th-14th 2016
TESS Research Project closing conference
Invited observer representing ECOLISE
Co-facilitated session on collaborative methodologies.
Oct 2nd 2016
Economy, People, Planet Conference 2016, Copenhagen. Closing Speaker: Earth Punk: Grassroots Cultural Creativity for Societal Transformation.
May 13th 2016
Dialogues on Degrowth Symposium: Good Life, Consumption and Transformation, Lund University. Invited presentation: Transformative research and Transformative Action; strategic linkages between ECOLISE and Degrowth.
Sept 9th 2015
Creating the World We Want through Transformative Action Research: Research as Applied Permaculture Design. Presentation at International Permaculture Conference, London.
May 19th 2015
The Nature of Cities Virtual Round Table on Measuring Resilience in Cities: Invited Contributor (written submission). http://bit.ly/1dhNPK7
May 13th 2015
Transition in Brazil, Bristol and Bonn. Ermekeilkaserne, Bonn, Germany. Invited speaker: Transition in Bristol.
May 13th 2015
Living Labs: a Tool for Transformation on the Ground. Workshop at Bonn
Transformations Conference. Speaker: Action Research for Transformation.
Nov 28th 2014
Gran Sasso Science Institute Webinar: Operationalising User-driven Resilience for Sustainable Transitions in Cities. Speaker.
Sept 13th 2014
‘Small Is…’ festival, Bristol, UK. Co-organiser and facilitator of panel session on Convergence.
June 24th 2014
Llandrindod in Transition open meeting, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Wales, UK. Invited presentation on ‘A Sustainable Place’ sustainability learning centre.
May 8th-10th 2014
Resilience 2014 Conference, Montpellier, France. Parallel Session: Resilience, Community Action and Social Transformation. Session chair.
Parallel Session on urban transformations: Invited speaker.
April 26th 2014
Bristol Anarchist Bookfair: Transition, Anarchism and the Commons. Invited speaker to Permanent Culture Now marquee.
March 4th 2014
Transition Conversations series, Transition Network and Gaia Education. Webinar presenter: How Change Happens.
February 21st 2014
Final project workshop, Barreras y oportunidades para las iniciativas sociales hacia la Sostenibilidad, Barcelona, Spain. Guest speaker (via Skype).
Jan 31st 2014
Schumacher Institute Research Workshop, Bristol: Convergent Globalisation for Sustainability. Panel discussant: Convergence and Resilience.
May 25th 2013
South West Permaculture Convergence, Compton Dundon, Somerset. Workshop facilitator: Permaculture and Research.
February 28th 2013
CSCJA Conference: Tackling ethical challenges in community-based participatory research. Durham University. Workshop discussant: Ethical issues in participatory environmental research.
Dec 12th 2012
ESMW Research Cluster Closing Conference, Royal Society, London. Workshop co-facilitator: The Role of People and Communities. Report.
Sept 15th 2012
Transition Network Conference, Battersea Arts Centre, London. Workshop co-facilitator: Transition and Research.
May 30th 2012
Narratives of Resilience Workshop, Urban Worlds Cluster, Durham University. Keynote speaker: Transition and Resilience.
March 8th 2012
Anthropology in Development seminar, Durham University. Institutional diversity and evolutionary resilience in socio-technical systems.
November 10th-11th 2011
InCluESEV Research Cluster final conference ‘Energy justice in a changing climate: defining an agenda’. Coin Street Centre, London. Poster presentation: Field Pilot of WP8 Whole Systems Methodology in Sherburn Hill, Durham.
Oct 24th 2011
Resilience for Future Energy Systems Conference, Northumbria University, Newcastle. Plenary speaker: Resilient Cities.
Mar 28th 2011
Workshop: What might a socially just low carbon transition in the UK involve? Durham University. Plenary presentation and workshop: Social Justice in Theory and Practice in the Transition Movement.
Jan 10th 2010
Durham Energy Institute seminar: Unlocking Durham’s Potential. Plenary presentation: Cultures of Energy.
June 18th 2009
RESOLVE conference. Invited speaker: parallel session on Reaching People – community engagement and education.
April 30th 2008
Anthropology in Development seminar, Durham University. From Earth Jazz to Earth Punk: Local Knowledge Contributions to the Search for a Sustainable Energy Economy.
Oct 7th 2007
RESOLVE Interdisciplinary Seminar Series, CES, Surrey University. Managing Behaviour for Sustainability: Lessons from Traditional Resource Use.
UrbanA Community Conversations
Visioning, design, convening and facilitation of online event series.
ECOLISE General Assembly, Križevci, Croatia.
Part of team responsible for programme design, delivery, facilitation & documentation.
June 23rd 2018
History and Prospects of Food Activism, Locally, Nationally and Beyond
‘Ideas Space’ at Incredible Festival of Ideas, Todmorden, UK: convenor and faciltator.
Nov 27th 2017, Feb 9th & Mar 6th 2018
Research Partnerships for Community Food Innovation.
Design and facilitation of three workshops run by Durham University within the Agrifood strand of the N8 partnership of universities in Northern England. Incredible Aquagarden, Todmorden, Lancashire, UK.
Sep 22nd- 24th 2017
Three-day residential workshop on shamanism, fire walking and sacred sound. Middlewood Trust, Lancashire, UK: co-designer and co-facilitator.
Nov 10th 2015
Telling Stories of Sustainability. Design, facilitation and analysis of day-long workshop commissioned from ASP CIC by Cynnal Cymru.
May 21st 2015
Successful by Nature, Sustainable Design. Design and Facilitation of full-day workshop for Institute of Sustainable Design, University of Wales Trinity St. David.
April 15th 2015
Better Business Through Sustainable Design. Design and Facilitation of full-day symposium for Institute of Sustainable Design, University of Wales Trinity St. David.
Feb 11th 2015
Learning from Collaboration for Sustainability. Design, facilitation and analysis of day-long workshop commissioned from ASP CIC by Cynnal Cymru.
July 7th 2013
Theory of Change Workshop, Brixton. Design, production, facilitation.
Transition Town Brixton & London Transition groups. Report
July 3rd 2013
Transition Network Learning Day on theories of change, Bristol. Design, facilitation. Report
Jun 30th 2013
Theory of Change Workshop, Lewes. Design, production, facilitation.
Transition Town Lewes and Transition South East. Report
Jan 7th 2013
Transition Research Pattern Language Development Workshop, Durham. Design, production, delivery, documentation.
Oct 3rd 2012
Transition Research Network/ESMW Research Cluster. Energising and empowering communities through collaborative research.
May 21st 2012
Monitoring and Evaluation for Transition, Bristol. Design, convening, facilitation of one-day workshop. Report
Transition Durham Energy Descent Action Planning. A series of ten linked community planning events on low carbon futures
Feb 29th 2012
Transition Research Network: New Knowledge for Resilient Futures.
Feb 12th 2012
Linking permaculture and academia: new directions for research and practice. With Permaculture Association (Britain). Leeds.
Nov 28th 2011
Researching Transition: bringing together academics and activists interested in researching the Transition Movement. Friends Meeting House, Manchester. Report
June 11th-18th 2011
What No Oil? Week-long interactive art intervention on community responses to energy scarcity. Transition Durham, Empty Shop CIC, Durham University and Beacon North East.
Mar 25th 2010
University-community Partnerships in Energy and Environment. St. Antony’s Priory, Durham. Climate Durham, Durham Energy Institute and Beacon North East
Dec 2019 -Feb 2020
Training: Group Facilitation
56-hour practical training with Jayne Johnson and Stephen Tame, Hebden Bridge, UK
May 2017 -Jun 2019
Shenkido, Bacup, Lancashire
Occasional fire-tending, assistance and co-facilitation at firewalls across Yorks and Lancs
Feb 2016- Sept 2020
Deepsong Sacred Sound Collective, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire
Regular gong sound journeys in Hebden Bridge, and occasional events elsewhere (Manchester, Preston, Shipley); over 100 hosted in total
May 2016 -Sep 2019
Calder Shamanics, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire
Regular open shamanic journeying circle in Hebden Bridge and more occasional events in other locations (Leeds, Lancaster, others); over 100 hosted in total
Training: Firewalk Instructor Certification
5-day training in firewalk delivery and workshop design, Lendrick Lodge, Scotland
Permaculture Research Design Course, Quinto do Vale da Lama, Portugal
Guest teacher: Research as Applied Permaculture Design; Modes of Participation
Change Agents UK European Green Capital EVS Project (Erasmus+)
Designing and delivering action learning programme (4 days workshops plus advisory sessions) for 30 young EU citizens on international volunteer placements with organisations in the Bristol Green Capital Partnership
Transition Network/Gaia University
E-learning facilitator for online version of Transition Launch Training
Training: Teaching Permaculture Creatively
90 hour residential with Designed Visions, Inkpot Sustainability Centre, Lincs, UK, Leading to PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) Level 4
Apprentice Permaculture Teacher
Assistant on PDCs in Durham (2010, 11, 12), Northumberland (2011)
Jan 2008-March 2013
Anthropology Department, Durham University: Lecturer/Teaching Fellow
Lectures and small group tuition at undergraduate and masters level on degree programmes in Anthropology and Human Sciences (approx 350 contact hours total): Environmental Anthropology, Development Anthropology, Social Anthropology, Research Methods, Anthropological Theory, Dissertation Supervision. Co-designed new module Society, Energy, Environment, Resilience in Culture and Sustainability Masters.
Deputy Director, Multidisciplinary Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy, 2010-2012.
Deputy Degree Director, MSc in Development Anthropology 2009-2010.
Guest lectures at Kent University (2006), York University (2011 and 2012).