Tim Martindale is a writer, researcher and conservationist based in the UK, working at the interface of environmental anthropology, creative writing and ecology.
His writing and research is motivated by a deep interest in the human lifecourse, the ecology of the individual and the community, in kinship and generations, and in ideas of home, belonging and connection. These enquiries and investigations are informed by practices of making and craft, ethnography, walking, and journaling. A field researcher at heart, his commitment to outdoor, hands-on exploration, experience and learning has to led him to learn to sail a 150 year-old Cornish fishing lugger, to work as a ranger, Cornish hedge-builder and granite quarry labourer, reptile fencer and bat ecologist.
Tim has also been an Associate Lecturer at the University of Goldsmiths and a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Kent. His writing features in Social Issues in Sustainable Fisheries Management (Springer), Watermarks: Writing by Lido Lovers and Wild Swimmers (Frogmore Press) and Cornish Short Stories: A Collection of Contemporary Writing (The History Press). He holds a PhD in anthropology from Goldsmiths University for his research on fishing communities, heritage and livelihoods in Cornwall and is a graduate of The Creative Writing Programme (New Writing South, Brighton).
He is currently working on Pathways to Home – a creative non-fiction book about land, environmental belonging and wayfinding.