Joe has a background working as an adolescent outreach worker and as an outdoor educator, particularly in adventure based programmes, incorporating climbing, canoeing and camping, for young offenders, children at risk, young carers, and the unemployed. He has also spent time in Scotland working with groups of young people engaged in wilderness trips and activities run by the John Muir Trust.
More recently he combines researching and teaching psychology at Canterbury Christ Church University with being a practising Integrative Psychotherapist – particularly with those in palliative care.
Joe has published a number of papers related to his interests including the emotional and psychological well-being benefits that may be obtained through direct exposure to the natural environment and how these experiences may shape environmental attitudes and behaviours, including a recent co-edited volume (Ecotherapy) that examines the diverse psychotherapeutic ways of encountering nature.
He has a passion for the outdoors and spends time in nature as a therapist and for relaxation as often as he can.