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University of Pécs
Faculty of Business and Economics
Blue Economy Summer School July 2015

An intensive summer school, based in Pécs, Hungary, provided substantial knowledge from global experts, on the methodology and principles of Blue Economy; social entrepreneurship; system thinking; system design; regional development and sustainable technology.

University of Pécs Blue Economy Summer School

Grade:  Blue Economy Expert Certificate 6 ECTS credit points

London School of Economics (LSE)
EC101 Microeconomics | July 28 2014 - August 15 2014

Introduction to Microeconomic (neoclassical) theory, with a main focus on the development of an economic intuition supported by tools.  Covering Consumer Behaviour, Theory of the Firm, Competitive Market Equilibrium, Monopoly, Factor Markets, General Equilibrium Theory, and Welfare Economics. Grade: Pass OveralLSE-Elephant-2014-1024x768

Blekinge Institute of Technology

M12407 Intro' to Strategic Sustainable Development | Autumn 2011

An international (20+ countries) distance learning, master-level course in sustainability.  Work included individual and group web presentations and projects, webinars, and an exam.  Covering the core concepts in Strategic Sustainable Development (SSD), including the TNS Sustainability PrinciplesBackcasting from Sustainability PrinciplesFSSD, and an analysis of a company through the SSD lens.

Grade: 85% Overall passed with distinction (Swedish System) 7.5 ECTS Credit’s

Open University (OU)

MST121 Using Mathematics | January 2006 - October 2006

Distance learning University Foundation Course in Mathematics.  Covering fundamental mathematic techniques inc. recurrence relations, matrices and vectors, calculus and statistics.

Grade: 65% Overall

Loughborough University
BA (hons) Industrial Design and Technology | Sept' 1997 - June 2001

Industrial Design Course, mixing Engineering including Material Science, Electronics, Mechanics and CAD/CAM, with branches of Business and Social Sciences, Marketing and Ergonomics, and Physical Modelling and Rendering.  Major project was a fully operational, emergency inflatable one-person shelter for mountain emergencies.

Grade: First Class Hons


Norwich School of Art (NUCA)
BTEC Diploma Foundation in Art & Design | Sept' 1996 - June 1997

One year multi-disciplinary foundation course, including Painting, Sculpture, Fashion, Photography, Product Design, Graphic Design, Art History, and Film. Specialising in Product Design.

Grade: Merit


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Darren J. Doherty | Regarians Asso Permaterra Perpignan France
Regarians 'REX 2016' | 15-24 October 2016

"Based on Keyline Design, the REX course is focused at accelerating the development of regenerative land management. The REX convention is run over 10 intensive days (no day off!), and is based on a real farm with real hosts taking real risks and looking for a real future."


A small group of us also made a short video, aimed at the farm family, in an attempt to communicate the wonder of the place, during this time of heritage transition, and instability.

Elaine R. Ingham, PhD Environment Celebration Institute and Soil Foodweb Inc. USA
The Life in the Soil Class | Final Exam, October 5th, 2016

"Our soil teams with a multitude of organisms which provide the necessary work for healthy plants to grow free from disease, pests, and infertility. These interconnected interactions and feeding relationships (quite literally “who eat who”) help determine the types of nutrients present in soil, its depth, and pH, and even the types of plants which can grow."

The Life in the Soil Class

Grade: Distinction

Elaine R. Ingham, PhD Environment Celebration Institute and Soil Foodweb Inc. USA
The Compost Class | Final Exam, April 15th, 2017

"Learn how to manage making compost so turning (thermal piles) is minimized, worm-compost bins don't grow flies and annoying pests, and you can always end up with the exact biology your desired plants need to thrive."

The Compost Class

Grade: Distinction

Elaine R. Ingham, PhD | Environment Celebration Institute and Soil Foodweb Inc. | USA
The Compost Tea Class | Final Exam, October 13th, 2017

" to make Aerobic Compost Tea and Extracts and reduce costs by removing toxic inorganic fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides. Set up the conditions that allow no foothold for diseases-causing fungi, bacteria or pests to establish. Tailor the soil to support the growth of the plants you want, not the weeds."

The Compost Tea Class

Grade: Distinction

Environment Celebration Institute

John Thackara & Regenisis Schumacher College Devon UK
Bioregionalism by Design 25 April to 6 May 2016

"On this course we will investigate how we can work together to uncover the stories that reveal who a place is and what it could become. You will meet hydrologists, ecologists, farmers, entrepreneurs, craftspeople, growers, historians and activists who will help us reveal the many-sided life of a place and its potential. Only by coming to care for a place, can we transform it for good. Together we will learn to track the patterns in the landscape that show us the path to regeneration."

Schumacher College

Invanka Milenkovic  System Ekofungi School  Serbia
Fungi Production Course | 24-29 February 2016

"Together with sustainability visionary Gunter Pauli, EkofungiSchool's Ivanka and Milan completed a variety of integrated mushroom-from-waste projects across four continents. Mushroom farming businesses were established to recycle brewing residues, apple branches, water hyacinth biomass, salt cedar biomass, pineapple residues, banana leaves, and weeds biomass." This intensive course, covered the lessons learnt, and the essentials for creating a business around these type of resources.

EkoFungi School

Olivier Duprez Rucher École Villa le Bosquet | Paris
Diplôme d'Instruction Apicole 13 February 2016

Training in the Anatomy and life of Bees, and the design and use of the Warré Hive.

Rucher Ecole Villa le Bosquet

IBBK Fachgruppe Biogas GmbH  | Internationales Biogas & Bionenergie Kompetenzzentrum
UK Biogas Operating & Engineering Course  | St Ives Cambridge | January 25-29 2016

"Our training courses provide profound basic knowledge about the biological process of biogas formation, the principles of designing biogas plants, applied technology and safety aspects."


Caroline Aitkin | Patrick Whitefield Associates Dartmoor, UK
The Land Course Online - PDC January 2016 - Ongoing

The first part of the course is split into four modules: The Soil, Ecology, Organic Horticulture, and Sustainable Forestry; and the second part has one module: The Permaculture Design Course. The online Permaculture Design Course [PDC] is certified by the Permaculture Association of Britain. This is a qualification recognised by the permaculture community internationally.

Patrick Whitefield Associates


Dr. Yuval Noah Harari | Hebrew University of Jerusalem | Coursera
A Brief History of HumanKind | 20 weeks ending in January 2015

"This course will explain how we humans have conquered planet Earth, and how we have changed our environment, our societies, and our own bodies and minds. The aim of the course is to give students a brief but complete overview of history, from the Stone Age to the age of capitalism and genetic engineering. The course invites us to question the basic narratives of our world. Its conclusions are enlightening and at times provocative."

A Brief History of Everything

Grade: 93%


Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Exploring a Circular Economy MOOC | 10 June - 5 July 2013

The course provided an initial introduction to a framework for designing an economy that is regenerative by design.  The course was also a pilot.[/two_third]

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Sustainability Masterclass with Sir Jonathon Porritt | Summer 2010

The Masterclass was designed for leaders and senior managers from all sectors and functions, and focused on their role in mainstreaming sustainable development within an organisation.[/two_third]


DMI Professional Development Program
Service Design: Key Methods and Strategies | 2009

Short introductory course, managed by the Design Management Institute (DMI) and Engine Service Design.[/two_third]