Current work and blog

To find out what’s topical, please access my blog here.

Current work

I am looking forward to the challenges 2018 may bring.  Over the last year I felt I was laying the foundations for transformative action.


Centre for Human Ecology – As a Director of CHEcreating a co-operative educational institution in Scotland; developing new curricula; building and extending CHE’s co-operative research platform; and being part of the co-creation of the future UK-wide Cooperative University

New Thinking – co-creating a viable alternative to neoliberalism

Rural transport – inspiring innovative change for connecting people and communities

Scottish Rural Parliament – co-designing new governance models for local democracy in Scotland

Theory U and Radical Human Ecology – deepening my understanding of Theory U and radical human ecology; and integrating them with community development, sustainable development and critical education

u.lab – understanding the impact of u.lab in Scotland (for the Scottish Government and the ulabscot holding team); analysing theories of change; exploring action research of the social field; and holding the space for innovation and creativity as part of the u.lab Scotland sensing team

Continuing responsibilities

  • Buchlyvie Community Council: Continuing to pursue local democracy
  • Buchlyvie Play Park. Phase III: finishing off with art work. See the Buchlyvie Community Association FaceBook page for information.
  • CAMINA. Exploring critical education in Scotland – workshops and webinars. For our journey see the webpage
  • Connecting Communities West Stirlingshire.  Building an active travel network for west of Stirlingshire, connecting Buchlyvie and Arnprior, and then Stirling and other local villages
  • Holistic sustainability measures. Recommendations and revelations
  • Imagining Buchlyvie 2026: Following-on from last year’s community consultation, exploring opportunities for transformation
  • Scottish Rural Parliament: Part of Scottish Rural Action’s Transport and Democracy working groups