I am an interdisciplinary environmental researcher with a broad interest in human-environment relations. My work is informed by social anthropology, rural sociology and rural geography and focuses on the relationship between sociocultural values and environmental practices, interventions, policies and governance. I am interested in a conception of values as incessantly negotiated through interaction, and in applying this idea to our understandings of cultural change, power relations and environmental behaviours. I have conducted long-term ethnographic research amongst British farmers and am particularly interested in farming culture, agri-environmental schemes and farmer cooperation.
I completed my PhD in Anthropology and Geography at Durham University in 2010, having previously worked as an environmental consultant and completing an MSc and BSc (Hons) in Environmental Management at Lancaster University.
I currently contribute to the following modules:
ACE2009 Qualitative Techniques