I feel so much better not going to events. I found, far too often, that I would be in a place for days and only spend minutes doing what I needed to do. Yes, my career has been impacted, but I’m lucky to be at a stage where it doesn’t matter as much. We must shift the culture from one where travel and presentations define a career. I can also say I gave up my car. Buses and trains are more enjoyable!
I look at ocean related issues such as sea level rise and plastics which are resulting from human activities and over-consumption. I use GIS and spatial analysis as a method to express my work. I am also keen at looking at the impact of technology and the culture of technology within a climate framework. I teach undergraduate geography, and at graduate level I teach marine spatial planning.