The Child is father of the Man;

And I could wish my days to be

Bound to each by natural piety.

A young child, though she or he might one day become an academic professor with a PhD need not (or should not) worry about those impediments to wonder and unbounded curiosity that are dreamed up by politicians and academic bureaucrats.  Now in “retirement” I count myself fortunate in having somehow contrived over a long career to fulfil Wordsworth’s wish.

Full biography

Perhaps my academic career looks somewhat eclectic, polymath even, but there is a theme that runs right through it – Value as a Reason for Action, a phrase incorporated in the title of my PhD thesis.


Click the pictures to see where value has motivated action in the form of research, teaching and project development.

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