- Ashbourne, GB
- £20 /hr
- Available now
I am a project manager and researcher with experience of running and developing projects in sustainable development, notably in cotton. I can write, research and present in a varietymore...I am a project manager and researcher with experience of running and developing projects in sustainable development, notably in cotton. I can write, research and present in a variety of disciplines, and also do French-English/English-French translation. I published my first book, 'An insider's guide to cotton and sustainability', in March 2012. I am fluent in French and Spanish.
Area Covered: East Midlands
Work Experience Summary: I am an expert in organic cotton, rural development and sustainable agriculture policy, with 13 years experience in the field working from the farm to the consumer to support sustainable production and market development. I have experience in research, education and policy analysis, including research and writing (general and specialist audiences), supporting producer groups, business development, monitoring and evaluation and governance, leading multi-stakeholder processes and developing consumer education materials and campaigns. I have also worked in the Arts sector and in Hotel & Catering, gaining valuable Charity and Private Sector management experience. I speak and write fluent French and speak and wrote basic Spanish.
Education Summary: 2002 MSc Education for Sustainability, South Bank University, London, UK (Distinction)
(Dissertation, Markets & Lies’ focussed on how knowledge gaps and distortions in information circulating in supply chains and to consumers of products from cotton supply chains could affect the ethical decision making of consumers)
2000 Diploma in Environmental Policy (Open University, UK)
1999 Diploma in Environment and Development (Open University, UK)
1996 Certificate in Business Administration, (Quantum/Lewisham College UK)
1985 Hotel and Catering Course, (Chef training & Management), ANPEP, France.
1984 Baccalaureate A2 (Humanities and Languages, Lycee Charles de Gaulle, France)
Writer and researcher, sustainability expert