I am a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the Department of Geography, Loughborough University. My research explores the geographies of youth citizenship, informal education and volunteering. I have co-edited two books, published over 20 journal articles and secured around ¬£500,000 of external research funding. I received the Gill Memorial Award from the Royal Geographical Society in 2017.

I am a Fellow of the HEA and RGS-IBG and Elected Chair of their 'Geographies of Children, Youth & Families' (GCYFRG) Research Group. I am a Fellow of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Democratic Participation‚Äôs Political Literacy Oversight Group and was invited to give written and oral evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement. 

I am part of the international editorial board of Environment and Planning A and was a Visiting Fellow at the National University of Singapore in Autumn 2016.  I currently co-supervise 4 PhD students, with 1 supervised to completion. I was promoted to Senior Lecturer in March 2015 and serve on the Departmental Research Committee, School Athena SWAN Team, as Academic Lead for Geography Open Days, and as a University Teaching Assessor. I am External Examiner (BA) at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Before starting a lectureship in Loughborough in February 2012, I was an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Leicester. I completed an ESRC-funded PhD at Aberystwyth University in February 2011 where I also received an MA (2007) & BA (2006), graduating with the Gregynog & James Fairgrieve Prize.

 

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