I am a Lecturer in Human Geography in the School of Applied Sciences at Edinburgh Napier University and Associate Fellow in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University.
Prior to joining ENU I was a Postdoctoral Researcher on two large qualitative research projects: At Loughborough University working with Professor Karen O'Reilly on Lifestyle Migration in East Asia (ESRC); and at Newcastle University working with Professor Peter Hopkins on Young People's Everyday Geopolitics (AHRC).
I completed a PhD in human geography in 2012 that explored Polish mobilities and the re-making of self, family and community. Prior to this I worked as a policy researcher on a range of projects related to social mobility, inequality and youth in post-industrial regions.
I am a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a member of the Association of American Geographers and an Associate of the Centre for Education for Racial Equality in Scotland.