I am a lecturer in Organisation Studies at the Open University, UK. My research focus is on gender, feminism, organisational democratic practice and leadership. I am particularly interested in civil society organisations.
As a PhD researcher I explored the democratic practice generated via the work of civil sector organisations. I hold an MA in Development Studies from the University of Auckland and an MRes from The Open University. Prior to embarking upon full-time study, I was an experienced interpreter/translator and election monitor, with an extensive background of working with civil sector organisations.
I have worked in the field of democratic development throughout my professional career. My experience in the monitoring of elections with OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights and European Network of Election Monitoring Organisations, as well as acting as an interpreter and translator, increased my interest in understanding the ways in which democratic practice can be generated.
Participative democracy, agonism and deliberation; feminist theory; performativity; poststructuralist discourse theory; ethnography; multimodal analysis.