Ex-Medical Director of the Margaret Pyke Centre for Study and Training in Family Planning, he is currently Research Director at the Elliot-Smith Clinic, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, where he is involved in studies of the world’s first male contraceptive pill. He is author/co-author of around 300 publications on environmental sustainability, reproductive health and population, and contraception for women and for men. He also consults as requested on an ad hoc basis both internationally (e.g. WHO) and nationally (e.g. Department for International Development). He is the originator of the Environment Time Capsule Project (1994-2044), Chair of People and Planet, Adviser to Population and Sustainability and Patron of Population Matters.
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“I am most happy to be associated with CHASE Africa because they address one of the most important topics for the future of both humans and the conservation of all biological species. Our planet has a certain carrying capacity which we are already far exceeding in the developed world and to improve the situation for the less developed world we need to stabilise population. CHASE is tackling a problem that few conservation organisations dare to touch. All the work I and others do to conserve the plants species of the world will be of no avail if we do not do something about population growth.”