Declan is a peace activist, community-builder and group facilitator. He is committed to the transformative power of 'ecological intimacy' for social change.


Declan has trained and received mentorship in a wide range of facilitation methods and practices to support personal and collective transformation. He is a trained cultural anthropologist, specialising in issues of power, empire and coloniality. His work is rooted in a vision of queer decolonised cultures, and place-based earth-connected communities and livelihoods.

He is an Associate Fellow of St Ethelburga’s Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, an alumnus of the Deep Adaptation Programme and co-facilitator of the 2019 Refugee Allies programme.

Declan is currently involved in multiple collaborations, including the development of  'intimate ecology' courses which challenge the separation of Nature & Society with Change in Nature; hosting and facilitating on nature-connection courses at Embercombe; as well as local resilience movement-building for young adults with The Living Projects in South Devon.