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 a current ESRC FRL award (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 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 5 PhD students (Duckett, 2013-; Fewtrell, 2014; Hickman-Dunne, 2015; Crawford, 2016; Austin, 2016).
I was promoted to Senior Lecturer at Loughborough University in March 2015 and serve on the Departmental Research Committee, School Athena Swan Team and as a University Teaching Assessor. I am the External Examiner for Human Geography 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.