A 'Former' Series Producer for the BBC Natural History Unit (NHU) in Bristol , now a freelance TV Producer, nature writer, environmental journalist and President of the Somerset Wildlife Trust.
Although based with the Business School, he will also be affiliated to the School of History. To undertake a wide range of activities to include guest lectures, careers workshops, seminars for UG, co-supervision of UG and PG dissertations, deliver semianrs to School staff, post-doc and Masters students, provide public lectures within the University, promote networks of creative and innovative thinking between the BBC and the University. Also working closely with Rob Lambert to develop TV and radio documentary ideas.
Welcome to my Nottingham University Business School web pages.
I am one of Britain's leading nature writers, broadcasters and natural history television producers, specialising in birds and British wildlife. My TV credits include the BAFTA award-winning Springwatch; Big Cat Diary; Birding with Bill Oddie; The Nature of Britain and Birds Britannia. In a long career at the BBC Natural History Unit I have worked with many of the big names of wildlife broadcasting, including Bill Oddie, Chris Packham, Kate Humble, Alan Titchmarsh, Simon King, Michaela Strachan and Sir David Attenborough. I have written more than 20 books, including A Bird in the Bush: a social history of birdwatching; This Birding Life; A Sky Full of Starlings and The Bumper Book of Nature. My latest book, Wild Hares and Hummingbirds: the natural history of an English village, is published in autumn 2011. I also write a regular monthly column on birdwatching for the Guardian, and regularly appear on BBC Radio. A lifelong naturalist, I have travelled to all seven of the world's continents in search of wildlife.