Rob leads DEAL's work with communities of place and purpose that are drawing on the core concepts of Doughnut Economics to respond to ecological emergency and social inequality.
His most recent work has been exploring the role of imagination in steering humanity towards a world in which people and planet thrive in balance, and he is most interested in the ways in which everyone can contribute to this collective challenge.
As part of this work, he designed the Imagination Sundial
, a framework to help intentionally cultivate the collective imagination, that he has put into practice in his workshop design and facilitation with Amnesty International, as well as being picked up by educators and community organisers around the world.
Rob studied Economics for Transition at Schumacher College, and prior to this, worked for the Co-operative Group for 10 years in Strategy and Insight, exploring, amongst other things, the role of the Co-op in society in the 21st century.