Welcome to my website... 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 am currently the PI on an ESRC FRL project with Dr Catherine Waite (RA) (see research for details on all projects or watch this short video)
I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Royal Geographical Society and Elected Chair of their 'Geographies of Children, Youth & Families' (GCYFRG) Research Group. I currently co-supervise 3 PhD students: Jonathan Duckett (2013-), Timothy Fewtrell (2014-) and Jo Hickman-Dunne (2015-). I am part of the international editorial advisory board of Environment and Planning A (2016-).
I arrived in Loughborough to take up a lectureship in February 2012 after an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Leicester. I completed my ESRC-funded PhD in February 2011 at IGES, Aberystwyth University, where I also received my MA (2007) and BA (2006), graduating with the Gregynog & James Fairgrieve Prize.
I was promoted to Senior Lecturer at Loughborough University in March 2015 and serve on the Departmental Research Committee.