Douglas has a PhD in environmental science and published 4 scientific papers including “Paper of the Year” from leading European instrumentation journal “Measurement Science and Technology”. He has worked on various publications including books and scientific proceedings on environmental sciences. In April 2013 he won an International Green Apple Award in the Built Environment & Architectural Heritage category. He received a Ministry of the Environment “Environmental Awareness Award”, has developed and presented FETAC-, IR CA- and IEMA-approved EHS and energy courses. He helped obtain ISO 14001 certification for Lisheen Mine (first mine in Europe to achieve this) and has almost twenty years experience in the Training and Consultancy sectors.