Jonathan graduated from Liverpool University with a degree in Environmental Biology and followed this with a Master's degree in Environmental Technology from Imperial College. He worked for 2½ years as a Scientific Officer in Rotherham Environmental Health Department and then moved in 1983 to the University of Roehampton to take up a full-time Lectureship in Environmental Studies.
More recently, Jonathan worked as the University of Roehampton's Health & Safety Manager, and for 8 years until May 2015 as their full time Environmental Manager developing the University Environmental Policy, Environmental Strategy and Environmental Management Plans including for biodiversity, energy, travel and waste.
Jonathan has a Postgraduate Certificate in Education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He also has a Royal Society of Health Diploma in Air Pollution Control and a NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health. His PhD in Environmental Technology from Imperial College investigated the effects of acid rain and fluoride pollution on plants.
Jonathan teaches throughout the geography curriculum at St Mary's, focussing on ecology and environmental management. He convenes and teaches the Ecology and Conservation (GGY5005) and Freshwater Environment (GGY6004) modules and contributes to Practical Skills for Geographers (GGY5007), Geographical Fieldwork (GGY5001) and Dissertation (GGY6001).
More recently, Jonathan's enterprise and research activities have focussed on improving institutional environmental performance. He worked as an Environmental Advisor to the Victoria & Albert Museum and is a Sustainable Travel Advisor for Kingston Council. He has been actively involved with the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) and the London Universities Environmental Group (LUEG).
Jonathan has a wide range of environmental publications in the fields of environmental management, environmental policy and pollution: effects, monitoring and control. Here are a few representative examples:
- Environmental Policy - The Biologists Contribution. Biologist. 41(5), 188 - 190(1994).
- The Effect of Fluoride and Acidity on Early Plant Growth. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 52, 205 - 211(1995). (with J.N.B.Bell)
- Environmental Policy in Further and Higher Education. Chapter 10 in 'Monitoring Change in Education: Environmental Issues in Education'. Edited by Harris, G. & C. Blackwell. Aldershot: Ashgate (1996).
- Increasing Vocational Awareness Through an Environmental Impacts of Business and Industry Module. J. Geog. Higher Ed. 22, 120-125(1996).
- Environmental Health Implications of Heavy Metal Pollution from Car Tyres. Rev. Environ. Health 11(4), 175 - 178(1996).
- Atmospheric, Terrestrial and Aquatic Pollution. Chapter 18 in 'The Changing Geography of the United Kingdom'. Edited by Gardiner, V. & H. Matthews. London: Routledge (1999).
- A Flourishing Undergraduate Health and Safety at Work Course. Univ. Safety Ass. Digest 71, 6-7 (2001).
- University Students.....Environmentally Aware. CIEH Trainers' Exchange 11(1), 11 (2001).
- A Survey of Carbon Monoxide in Student Rented Flats in London, UK. Environ. Management and Health 12(4), 407 - 414 (2001).
- Lead in House paints – Still a Health Risk that Should Not be Overlooked. J. Environ. Health Res. 3 (1), 2 – 6. (2004).
- Workplace Environment Health and Safety Management: A Practical Guide. London: Chadwick House Publishing. ISBN 1-904306-39-X. (2004).