science and education

When not playing guitar, I was (many moons ago) a biochemist, educated at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth from 1985-1991, finally emerging with a Ph.D which enabled me to get a ‘proper’ job at Staffordshire University.

My ‘day job’ at  Staffordshire University (from 1993 to 2016) began as a postdoctoral researcher in environmental chemistry. Over the years I became a consultant, lecturer, senior lecturer and then distance-learning award leader, firstly in the Chemistry department , and subsquently in Geography and the Environment.

After taking ‘managed severance’ in 2016, I now teach part-time at Staffordshire, and am a credentialled instructor on the ‘Smart Cities’ joint masters programme with the University of Alabama in Birmingham. I’m also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a STEM ambassador.

There will be a professional CV on this site soon, but if you want more ‘job’ type information, you can find me on LinkedIn.

As well as devoting a lot more time to music, I’m available to discuss any interesting (crust-earning) projects you may have in the environmental science / sustainability area.

So if you have a musical environmental project, I’m definitely your man!