I have a background in psychology and social science. My research is mainly focused on people-environment interactions.
2000-2005 research officer, then research manager at Counsel and Care, national older people’s charity
1996-2000 researcher in mental health at Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London and St Georges Hospital Medical School
1987-1992 editor in arts publishing, including Conran Octopus, Philip Wilson and Centaur Communications
PhD Rural Ageing, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University (funded by ESRC and DCLG)
M.Sc. Ageing and Mental Health, Department of Mental Health Sciences, University College London (part-funded by Counsel and Care)
B.Sc. Psychology equivalent (British Psychological Society Graduate Basis for Registration); MA History of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art; B.A. Philosophy and French, St Catherine’s College Oxford
French (fluent); Japanese (basic)
Research Associate (0.8)
2011-2015 ARCH (Architecture and roadmap to manage multiple pressures on lagoons), funded by EU Framework Programme 7, led by Norwegian Geotechnical Institute
Consultancy project on Neighbourhood Planning: acting as critical friend to a Neighbourhood Planning Frontrunner in Northumberland, with Dr Geoff Vigar and Dr Zan Gunn, funded by the Catherine Cookson Trust.
Environmental Justice in the City of Newcastle: investigating the empirical aspects of environmental burdens and benefits in the city, with Professor Simin Davoudi, funded by the Institute for Local Governance.
Tackling Low Standards in Environmental Quality: a rapid review of the evidence, with Professor Simin Davoudi, commissioned by the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Global SECURE: Sustainable Energy through China-UK Research Engagement: supporting scholar exchange and project outcomes including journal special issues and five year plan of engagement, with Professor John Pendlebury and Professor Simin Davoudi
TCP2023 Understanding Sustainable Development
TCP1026 Understanding Place
TCP3050 Strategies into Action
GEO3019 Analysis of Populations in Space and Time