About me

I am cultural geographer at the University of Edinburgh.

Recent research

I am currently co-investigator on a University of Edinburgh (UoE) Principal’s Teaching Award Scheme funded project looking at the role of the UoE Teaching Matters blog in fostering conversation, community, and collegiality.

I am also working with Kate Orton-Johnson (Sociology, UoE) on camping at home in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic.

I have recently completed interviews with individuals involved in organising, or performing in, The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas in the last 10 years. I will be working with Fiona Murray over winter 2020 to write a paper based on this material for the XXXX conference.

Previous research

Educational history

I completed my undergraduate degree in Geography at the University of Wales, Lampeter, and then the MSc (Research) in Cultural Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. After a year working on the tills at Boots the Chemist I won a departmental studentship to do my PhD at the University of Hull with David Atkinson and Suzanne Reimer. My research looked at the embodied experiences of British campers and naturists in the period 1920-1960.