I am a member of GRID-Arendal's board and Head of Integrated Environmental Assessments (IEA) at the European Environment Agency in Copenhagen. I'm responsible for the strategic development of integrated environmental assessment methods and products. The activities of IEA Programme include the five-year European state of the environment and outlook (SOER) report and the annual EEA indicator report. The work of the programme covers indicators, scenarios, environmental accounting, sustainable consumption and production, waste, environmental economics, resource efficiency, environment and health and chemicals.
I have a BA honours degree in pure mathematics, economics and statistics from Queens University Belfast (1985). From 1986 to 1991, I worked for the UK Government on statistics for industrial production, GDP and overseas trade. I have been involved in environmental statistics, indicators and assessments since 1991, initially for six years at the Department for the Environment in the UK where I was an author of the first national indicator report on sustainable development.
I was EEA National Focal Point (NFP) for the UK from 1991-1997. Since joining the EEA in 1997 I have been strongly involved in building capacities in the Eionet, have designed EEA priority data flows and core indicators and authored several integrated assessment reports.