Peter Reason Peter Reason

Adjunct Professor
Transformative Inquiry
School of Consciousness and Transformation

PhD., Case Western Reserve University

As Director of the Centre for Action Research in Professional Practice at the University of Bath, England, Peter Reason was an international leader in the development of participative approaches to action research. In these forms of experiential inquiry all are co-researchers, contributing both to the thinking that forms the research and to the action that is its subject. He has published widely, co-editing the Handbook of Action Research: Participative Inquiry and Practice and the journal Action Research. Peter was also a founding faculty member of the pioneering Masters in Responsibility and Business Practice, addressing sustainability and justice in business; and led action research projects into the adoption of low carbon technologies in industry.

Since retiring from full time academic work, Peter has focussed on writing books and articles that link the tradition of nature writing with the ecological crisis of our times, drawing on scientific, ecological, philosophical and spiritual sources. His award-winning book Spindrift:A wilderness pilgrimage at sea weaves an exploration of the human place in the ecology of the planet into the story of a sailing voyage.

Search of Grace: An ecological pilgrimage, will be published in 2017

Recent Publications

Reason, Peter. In Search of Grace: An Ecological Pilgrimage. Earth Books, In preparation 2017.

Reason, Peter. "Time and Ecological Pilgrimage." In Participatory Research in More-Than-Human Worlds edited by Michelle Bastian, Owain Jones, Emma Roe, and Michael Buser. London: Routledge, 2016.

Reason, Peter. "Sailing with Gregory Bateson." In Seascapes: Shaped by the Sea. Embodied Narratives and Fluid Geographies, edited by Mike Brown and Barbara Humberstone, 101-08. London: Ashgate, 2015.

Reason, Peter and Susan Canney. "Action Research and Ecological Practice " In Sage Handbook of Action Research., edited by Hilary Bradbury, 553-63. London: Sage Publications, 2015.

Reason, Peter. Spindrift: A Wilderness Pilgrimage at Sea. Bristol: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (originally published by Vala Publishing Cooperative), 2014.

Reason, Peter and Melanie Newman, eds. Stories of the Great Turning. Jessica Kingsley Publishers (originally published by Vala Publishing Cooperative), 2013.


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