James is an architecturally trained building conservator specialising in sustainability and recording of the historic built environment. Currently he is the programme leader for the MSc. Building Surveying programme at University College of Estate Management. Previously a senior lecturer in sustainability of the existing built environment at Kingston University, teaching on the Building Surveying and historic building conservation courses. Currently James is the vice-president of ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Energy and sustainability (ICOMOS ISCES). He is also on the ICOMOS UK National Scientific Committee on Digital Heritage and ICOMOS UN Sustainable Development Goals Working Group. James was made a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 2010 for work on the sustainability of the built environment. Published widely on sustainability, health, and conservation issues. James is also a reviewer for Routledge and Journal of Architectural Conservation.
Expert Member – ICOMOS
Vice-President ICOMOS ISCES