I’m an interdisciplinary development studies scholar working at the intersection of development studies; disaster studies; and media sociology. I research the public representations of human vulnerability; the everyday lived experiences of disasters; and disaster risk policy-making processes in postcolonial societies.
I’m absolutely passionate about communicating my research in engaging, thoughtful and socially responsible ways.
I am on the editorial board for the Journal of Humanitarian Affairs, and am Secretary for the Developing Areas Research Group at the Royal Geographical Society. I am also a Fellow of the Humanitarian Innovation Initiative at Brown University, U.S.A.
I am interested in supervising doctoral students on postcolonial approaches to disaster studies, grassroots disaster risk reduction and media representations of human vulnerability.