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 including an ESRC FRL award. 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 new Political Literacy Oversight Group.

I am part of the international editorial advisory 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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