I work in the field of political sociology within the Sociology Programme at Canterbury Christ Church University. I previously worked at the University of Kent as a sessional lecturer and undergraduate tutor. I have broad multidisciplinary interests, mainly covering sociology, politics and social psychology, which are united by a current empirical focus on socio-political protest and citizenship. I completed my undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent respectively between 2001 and 2012. My qualifications are as follows:
BA (Hons) Applied Social Science (First Class) (Departmental Prize for Outstanding Achievement)
MSc Environmental Social Science (Merit)
MA Methods of Social Research (Distinction)
PhD Social Policy
I am currently Level V coordinator in the Sociology Programme and convene four modules within the Programme: Citizenship, Policy and Welfare; Understadning Citizenship; Social Movements; and Political Ideologies.
Research and knowledge exchange
Evaluation of the Big Lottery funded Swale Women Empowering Women project with Sarah Cant and Dr Julia Carter - second quarterly report recently completed.
Teaching and subject expertise
Political sociology, citizenship, social movement theory, local protest, environmentalism and political ideologies.
Associate editor of Contention: The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest
Paper at Renewable UK's 2013 Annual Conference with Masi Noor: 'Solving Onshore Wind Energy Disputes: Lessons from the Psychology of Conflict Resolution'
Paper at 19th Annual Alternative Futures and Popular Protest Conference with David Bates and Emma Pole: 'Occupy in Theory and Practice'