AJR homeI teach, research and act on issues linked to sustainable development – mostly focussing on enabling collaborative learning around projects in organisations and local areas.

I work at De Montfort University in Leicester, where I:

  • teach a Masters module (Leading Change for Sustainability) on social and behavioural change
  • co-ordinate education for sustainable development across the institution
  • look to support initiatives in my city, region and around the world.

As a volunteer, I have played an active role in local sustainability projects over more than ten years. These include Transition Leicester, Leicester Masaya Link Group, Green Fox Community Energy and Leicester Car Sharing Club.

I live with my partner on a wandering narrowboat on the River Soar.

Main Research Areas: Pro-environmental behaviour Change; Grassroots Innovations for Sustainability; Energy Efficiency in Buildings; Sustainability Transitions; Action Research.

Teaching and Learning Interests: Education for Sustainable Development; Learning Development;  Postgraduate supervision and mentoring; Online and distance learning; Learning through games and play; Social Learning.

Topics of interest: Sustainable Development Goals in Universities; Low-carbon mobility; Public Engagement on Climate Change; Transition Movement; Permaculture Design; Social Enterprise, Slow Travel.