2015: Security and Risk Management Course. City & Guild Level 5 and CiiSCM certified by PGI Training. 

1999: 2.1 BSc Hons. Degree in marine biology at U. W. Swansea. Research dissertation 1st and published in the Journal of Animal Behavior.


2020: Winter Mountain LeaDER Training.

2018: RYA Powerboat level 2 certificate.

2017: WEMSI-International Wilderness EMT certificate.

2016: Medicine In Remote Areas (MIRA) certificate.

2016: White water packraft guides course.

2014: Rescue 3 white water rescue technician.

2011: RYA day skipper shore based and practical certificates.

2010: AIDA 3 star free diving certificate.

2007: MLTB summer mountain leader award.

2004: Exploration medicine instructor.

2003: Fellow of The Royal Geographic Society.

1996: BCU - Kayak and canoe level 2 coach.

1996: MLTB SPSA – Climbing Instructor award.