Bachelor of Science (Hons) | Doctor of Philosophy
Director and Senior Consultant
Coming from a diverse background in research and consulting, Patrick has a broad base of experience working with both the social and ecological dimensions of environmental issues. At First Person Consulting, he uses his strong conceptual, analytical and communication skills to help clients understand the impacts of their programs, the factors that have made them successful and the ways in which they can improve. Patrick primarily manages projects associated with biodiversity, natural resource management and agriculture, but his interdisciplinary background and skills adds value to the full suite of FPC projects.
Prior to founding FPC Patrick worked in a variety of teaching, research and consulting roles. This includes teaching into the Masters of the Environment Program at Melbourne University and researching sustainability issues for the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, Australian Conservation Foundation, Victorian National Parks Association and Deakin University. Patrick also spent three years as a consultant at Australian Marine Ecology, where he led Parks Victoria's marine biodiversity monitoring program and worked on a range of large-scale environmental impact assessments.
Patrick's recent projects include:
Initially trained as a marine ecologist, Patrick has an honours degree in science from the University of Melbourne. He later returned to Melbourne University to complete his PhD in the social dimensions of natural resource management.