John is President of the IASC (2017-2019) and senior research fellow at the Countryside and Community Research Centre of Gloucestershire University. He is an institutional economist with expertise in natural resources management, commons governance, environmental valuation, and policy and programme evaluation. Current research includes a focus on common resources management and development of techniques for evaluation of rural development programs in the UK and Europe. Recent projects include the application of Social Return on Investment (SROI) methodology at the programme level and evaluating community renewable energy projects. He has previously worked for the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on development of new legislation for common land, and is currently exploring the concept of resilience in upland commons and inshore fisheries around the UK.