Peatland Ecology is one of my main research areas.
I have worked on briefing publications for the IUCN UK Peatland Programme which explain the ecological processes that underpin peatland function, to an audience of policy makers, practitioners and academics. Understanding the ecology of peatlands is essential to ensuring that investigations into how human impacts on peatlands are interpreted correctly and that appropriate restoration techniques are utilised.
I have also contributed to legal cases surrounding peat extraction, provided teaching at peatland workshops in Scotland, and performed peatland fieldwork including coring and plant survey.
Being a city-based university, Urban Green Infrastructure (UGI) is my other Research area. This is a broad topic, with recent projects focusing on Sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDs). I have produced SuDs guidance documents for two local authorities - and am currently involved in two long term SuDs performance monitoring projects in the London Boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham and Newham.