Ray holds an LLB Hons Law Degree and LLM Masters Degree in Environmental Law. He has nineteen years experience working as an environmental law researcher at three of the world’s top five universities: University of Oxford, Imperial College (London) and between 2000 and 2014, at University College London. At UCL, Ray was a Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the Centre for Law and the Environment. He remains an Honorary Senior Research Associate at the Centre and is also a Senior Research Fellow in Environmental Law at the University of Oxford.
He has developed a substantial personal research profile of international standing, undertaking research on a wide variety of environmentally related topics, sometimes in collaboration with lawyers of different expertise, economists, policy specialists, engineers, and natural and physical scientists. He has extensive experience of advising on the effectiveness of legislation, including advising on comparative experiences in other countries – and where that experience can be transferred to the client’s country or region. He also has vast experience in the design and drafting of new legislation, having worked for different national governments and international bodies such as the World Bank, European Commission, European Committee of the Regions. He is also a founding Director of the “space detective” company, Air and Space Evidence Ltd.
Ray lives in Chalford with his family (Rache, Elsa and Kitty) and their dog (Jaska). His favourite way of spending his free time is exploring the UK with the family in their Mazda Bongo Camper Van, or travelling to new places across the world.