I am an urban and social geographer with growing interest in cultural political economy. I took up my position as Lecturer in Geography at the Open University in January 2020. Before joining the OU, I worked at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine as a Research Fellow on Department of Health and Social Care-funded research into regions, integrated care and the NHS. Prior to that, I was based as a Research Fellow at the University of Manchester researching Health and Social Care Devolution in Greater Manchester for a project co-funded by the Health Foundation and NIHR. I worked as a Policy Officer at the Academy of Social Sciences, with the University of Bristol/DCLG organising an ESRC Seminar Series on Ways of Neighbourhood Working and Knowing and as a Research Associate on Localism and Connected Neighbourhood Planning at the University of Birmingham. I completed my Geography PhD at the University of Birmingham in 2015.
My interests sit at the intersection of urban and social geography and cultural political economy. I have published within and beyond the discipline with a long-standing commitment to exploring the tensions and contradictions between relational/territorial space and the political/policy implications.
My research agenda is broadly comprised of three themes:
I have a long-standing interest in creative and experimental research methods, from harnessing digital visual technologies in teaching fieldwork through to 'follow the policy' ethnographies.