Who am I?

I am a researcher and teacher based in Oulu Finland with over 30 years of professional experience. Currently my main area of interest is in educational initiatives to promote sustainability and well-being within planetary boundaries.

I have directed international projects on education and sustainability in Europe and Asia – most recently Gross National Happiness action research in Bhutan. The projects have often been geographically distributed utilising web-based technologies.

I have taught courses at Oulu University to in-service teachers on sustainability and development theory and practice as well as equity issues. In addition I have taught courses in Economics and Theory of Knowledge at High schools in UK, Kenya, Japan and Finland.

My current main research interests are critical action research and transformative pedagogy to foster strong sustainability.  I have a B.A. and M.A. in Economics from Churchill College, Cambridge University and Ph.D in Educational Sciences from Oulu University.

I enjoy sports including tennis and soccer and am also a keen artist. I have travelled extensively throughout the world in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australasia and acquired knowledge of the following languages: Japanese, French, German and Finnish.

Read my brief CV.