I now work part-time at the university. Most of my teaching work is with land management undergraduate and postgraduate students. In particular I specialise in valuation, rural taxation and rural estate management. Away from Harper Adams I pursue my own commercial and other interests, currently focussed on the provision of professional CPD and wider professional support, specialised consultancy in the development of ecosystem service and natural capital thinking in rural land management, planning for Brexit and other areas of emerging professional practice. In this I work with a number of other consultants and training providers.
I also work very closely with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers in the development of new areas of professional practice, and in the development and delivery of professional CPD (continuing professional development) for practitioners. This has included the development of a series of rural web classes for RICS Training. Outputs in the last few years have included the RICS Guidance Note on the Valuation of Trees for amenity and related purposes, RICS Information Paper on the Valuation of Renewable Energy Installations, and the RICS International Thinkpiece, New challenges to international professional practice: from market value to natural value. This is soon to be followed by another RICS publication on the valuation of ecosystem services for estate managers, property consultants and valuers.
I blog and tweet on these and related professional matters. In particular I have launched a new blog in 2017 in which I seek to curate material on Brexit, farming and the rural economy. I am also the Rural View correspondent for the Estates Gazette
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BREXIT BLOG: https://landteach.wordpress.com/
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