Roger is the Deputy Director of the Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) network, a UK-wide citizen science initiative encouraging members of the public to get hands-on with nature, whatever their age, background or level of ability. He is responsible for ensuring successful delivery of all individual projects within the portfolio to time, quality and budget, including project design, contract development, financial reporting and budgetary management, management of quality, performance management, communications, legal compliance, and risk and emergency management.
Roger is also responsible for business development for the OPAL network, including forming strategy, identifying funding opportunities, developing new proposals, and building new partnerships.
Citizen science, participatory decision-making, environmental policy, biological monitoring
Roger graduated from King’s College London in 2002, and has since worked in a number of corporate governance, finance and audit, and project management roles in the private and public sector. Roger is Prince2 and MSP qualified and has managed and supported a range of programmes and projects in a variety of functions.
et al., 2016, Surveying the citizen science landscape: an exploration of the design, delivery and impact of citizen science through the lens of the Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) programme, Bmc Ecology, Vol:16, ISSN:1472-6785, Pages:17-17
et al., 2016, To have your citizen science cake and eat it? Delivering research and outreach through Open Air Laboratories (OPAL), Bmc Ecology, Vol:16, ISSN:1472-6785