I am interested in forestry, land use and environmental complexity - including the relationship of land use with today's complex social, political and economical demands.
At Bangor university I have the opportunity to deepen my understanding of and contribute to the research on these land use issues, with a PhD studentship funded by the Sir William Roberts Centre for Sustainable Land Use. The current title of my PhD project is 'Emerging spaces for native woodland growth in Britain's crowded future landscapes'.
So far, I have researched the drivers and legacies of British forestry history in the last 100 years (1919-2019), both in terms of historical accounts and by investigating archives of planting data over the course of the century. I am now working on the role of natural colonisation of trees on previously non-wooded land in the uplants in creating our future British woodlands, by using a case study in Wales (Carneddau).
My PhD work at Bangor university feeds into my passion for applied complexity thinking and innovation. As part of this I founded my company, People Systems International, where my partner and I use our newly developted Innovation Architecture to help start-ups and established organisations design smart, sustainable and successful projects. Today's complex societal and environmental problems need skills and processes that can handle that complexity, and I am continuously exploring and advancing in the field of complexity thinking to turn Innovation Architecture into one of the future's go to sources of innovation.
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