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 30 journal articles and book chapters, 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. In 2017, I was invited to give written and oral evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement. I am a Fellow of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Democratic Participation‚Äôs Political Literacy Oversight Group (latest report here).

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 3 PhD students, with 2 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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