As an active member of the academic community (I am a Postgraduate Researcher at Manchester Metropolitan University and a part-time lecturer in Sustainable Finance at Robert Gordon University) I am regularly involved in original research concerning both financial planning and sustainable finance.

My areas of research interest are:

  • Behavioural Finance
  • Social / Sustainable / Responsible / Ethical Investment
  • Impact Investing
  • Holistic Financial Planning

Understanding Impact Investment Decision Making

I am currently undertaking research for a PhD in Financial Planning with Manchester Metropolitan University, the subject of which will be the intersection between behavioural financial planning and impact investing, focusing particularly on how people make advised decisions concerning impact investments. If you would like to know more about this research, please contact me at my university email address

Scotland’s attitude towards sustainable investing

In 2021, prior to COP26, I was asked by the Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI) to undertake original research concerning the attitudes of the people of Scotland to sustainable investing. You can read this research here: How does Scotland feel about Investing Responsibly?

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