Rob is an independent unaffiliated commentator, freelance broadcaster, dialogue broker on rural and environmental affairs with over 25 years of experience.
He chairs debates, writes opinions, lead walks, publishes letters in The Times (126 to date), presented two TV series (survival fishing/rural living), is a rural chartered surveyor and founder of Countryside Reconciliation and Track II enviro dialogue.
Latest: Podcast – part 1 and part 2 with Tony Juniper (Chair of Natural England) | field intel trip to COP and moor – see Twitter thread | talk to students via Youtube | New season 60 sec vlogs: on IPCC | tribalism (see blog for more) | Commentary at BOU conf on birds and humans ‘Conflict to Co-existence’.
Recent: BBC Countryfile Magazine podcast with Rob. Letters: bird of prey predation | farmland wildlife and access | wildlife/renewable energy| kites and kestrels. Keynote/debate moderator for Local Nature Partnership. Article on vertical farming. Updating Rural Science for public benefit. Field intel trip around East Anglia. Book review of ‘Beak, Tooth & Claw’.
Upcoming: interview with Prof Tim Benton. Hosting walk’n’talk 11 March in the Brecon Beacons.
“There’s not many that do what you do” senior govt enviro adviser