Originally from Fort William, I have been involved in sports coaching, sports development and outdoor leadership for 15 years, working with colleges, schools and professional sports clubs across the Highlands. My approach to outdoor leadership is driven by my personal passion for journeying in the outdoors; whether by foot, bike or kayak.
Central to my teaching is encouraging students to develop a deepening relationship with the natural world through an understanding of the ecology, geology and social history of the landscape. My current research interests are in place-based education and slow adventure.
Adventure Operations and Risk Management
Social Theory for Adventure Education
Activity Performance and Skill Acquisition
BA (Hons) Sports Development, University of the West of Scotland
PgDip Outdoor Education, The University of Edinburgh
National Governing Body and other Awards/Positions held
Summer Mountain Leader
Winter Mountain Leader
Mountain Bike Leader Level 2
What is your main outdoor interest?
Climbing and running have taken me around the world to many stunning locations, including USA, Canada, Norway and the Alps. The Highlands of Scotland remain my inspiration, with many corners still to explore.