Areas of expertise
Active travel / sustainable mobility
Health and wellbeing
Designing healthy environments
Membership of professional bodies
The British Society of Gerontology - founder and co-ordinator of the Special Interest Group for Transport and Mobility
The Academy of Urbanism
Delightful cycling for all? The potential of enhanced sensory experience to encourage cycling ARCC Feeling good in public spaces dialogue series: Visual spectacle and tactile texture of urban places | Feb 2016 | LDA Design, London.
Understanding cycling in later life and the health and wellbeing benefits of velo-mobilitly in age-friendly communities British Society for Gerontology Annual Conference | July 2015 | Newcastle, UK.
Reflections on cycling experience in later life: diaries and discussions British Society for Gerontology Annual Conference | July 2015 | Newcastle, UK.
cycle BOOM so far UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference | September 2014 | Oxford, UK.
Playable Public Spaces for Later Life Making the City Playable Conference | September 2014 | Bristol, UK.
The cycle BOOM Project Eco2Mobility: Mobility and Social Inclusion workshop | March 2014 | Provinciehuis of the Province of East-Flanders | Ghent, Belgium.
Convenor and chair of symposium: Researching Design for Wellbeing: Ageing and mobility in the built environment and presenting Maintaining Momentum - ageing and cycling in Oxford British Society of Gerontology conference | July 2016 | Stirling, UK.
From 2008–9 I was a Senior Urban Designer for RPS Planning and Development. I worked on master planning, site appraisal and design guidance projects for residential schemes across the UK for local authority and private clients. These projects included the research and preparation of Design Codes for a large housing site, a Development Framework for a former airfield and an Urban Design Strategy for a Lincolnshire town.
I was Head of Education at the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) from 2002-6. Here I established CABE’s national education programme including the award winning 360˚ magazine. I worked with a charitable board of CABE commissioners, CABE staff and external partners (including Oxford Brookes University, Architecture Centre Network and the Geographical Association) to develop a suite of teaching materials to enable teachers to deliver the national curriculum using the resource of their local built environment. These were based on research I comissioned from MORI into the educational requirements of secondary school teachers in England.