Peter Reason Peter Reason

Adjunct Professor
Transformative Studies
Transformative Inquiry
School of Consciousness and Transformation

PhD, Case Western Reserve University

MA, Bath Spa 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 published widely, co-editing the Handbook of Action Research: Participative Inquiry and Practice and the journal Action Research. Since retiring from full time academic work, Peter has focused 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 primary interest is in articulating the deep presence of the world drawing on a panpsychic perspective. His books include Spindrift: A wilderness pilgrimage at sea, In Search of Grace: An ecological pilgrimage, and most recently (with artist Sarah Gillespie) On Presence: Essays | Drawings. Peter is Professor Emeritus at the University of Bath. Contact: peterreason@me.com. Online through www.peterreason.net.

 P.,   Reason, P. & Gillespie, S. (2019). On Presence: Essays | Drawings. Dartington: The Letter Press.

Reason, P. (2017). In Search of Grace: An Ecological Pilgrimage. Winchester, UK: Earth Books.

Reason, P. (2016). "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.

Reason, P. (2015). "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.

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

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

Reason, P. and Newman M., (Eds.). (2013). Stories of the Great Turning. Jessica Kingsley Publishers (originally published by Vala Publishing Cooperative).

Marshall, J., Coleman, G., & Reason, P. (2011). Leadership for Sustainability. Sheffield: Greenleaf. Link to Greenleaf information page.

Reason, P. et al (2009) Insider Voices: Human dimensions of low carbon technology. Lowcarbonworks, University of Bath.

Reason, P., & Bradbury, H. (Eds.). (2008). Sage Handbook of Action Research: Participative inquiry and practice (2nd ed.). London: Sage Publications.

Reason, P., & Bradbury, H. (Eds.). (2006). Handbook of Action Research: Concise paperback edition. London: Sage Publications.

Reason, P., & Bradbury, H. (Eds.). (2001). Handbook of Action Research: Participative inquiry and practice. London: Sage Publications.

Reason, P. (Ed.). (1994). Participation in Human Inquiry. London: Sage Publications.

Reason, P. (Ed.). (1988). Human Inquiry in Action: Developments in new paradigm research. London: Sage Publications.

Reason, P., & Rowan, J. (Eds.). (1981). Human Inquiry: A Sourcebook of New Paradigm Research. Chichester: Wiley.

 

   

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