Declan is an artist-activist, writer and group facilitator. He is committed to the transformative power of intimacy and vulnerability for social change, supporting people to connect more deeply to themselves, each other and Nature.
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.
In addition to a First Class BA (Hons) in International Relations and Political Theory, and an MA in Anthropology of Development & Social Change (Distinction), Declan has trained and received mentorship in a wide range of facilitation methods and practices to support personal and social transformation. He has also been involved with grassroots community projects in East Africa, Guatemala, Spain, Calais, as well as across the UK.
For the past year, his work has increasingly focused on psychospiritual dimensions of resilience in relation to climate breakdown, holding spaces for difficult conversations and unexpressed grief to generate enduring community relationships. He is devoted to the mystery of this life, and seeks to live in service to the wisdom of the more-than-human world.