Research and Teaching

Discovering how individuals and households can make better financial decisions, live more independent lives, and improve quality of life for all.

Current Role

Senior lecturer in finance at the University of Stirling and director of the MSc Finance.

Member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of the UK, and the Personal Finance Society.

More than twenty years of experience teaching, researching, and writing about finance, investment, and personal financial planning.

From time to time, publishing blogs on current affairs, and on sustainable living.

Constructive feedback is always welcome.

Other Roles

Academic advisor to the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) Panel at the CFA Society of the UK.

Member of the Pensions Expert Panel (PEP) at the CFA Society of the UK.

Director of Valley Renewables Group (VRG).

Previous Experience

Fisheries biologist in Western Canada, after graduating with a BSc honours in marine and environmental biology from the University of Saint Andrews.

Environmental consultant, Western Canada.

Seismic line crew (jughound), gas pump jockey and toilet cleaner, also in Western Canada.

Building labourer and gardener, in the UK.

Professional and academic designations

PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), CFA, ASIP, DipPFS.