I trained as an architect and worked for architectural and design practices in London before joining the studio of Gabriel Allende and Antonio Ruiz Barbarín in Madrid, where I worked for two years. Since returning to the UK, I worked in practice before studying for an MA in Architecture & Critical Theory at the University of Nottingham (Distinction), and PhD at the University of Sheffield.
I taught part- and then full-time in the Faculty of Art and Design at Nottingham Trent University, where I worked for five years before being appointed as a Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Sheffield in February 2001, where I worked until January 2017.
Memberships of committees and professional bodies
AHRC Peer Review College member (2007–2015); Editorial Board: Field Journal (2007–)and Architecture & Culture: the Journal of the AHRA (Routledge) (2010–); Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA) steering group member (2008–); Peer reviewer, The Architectural Theory Review, Architectural Press, Ashgate Publishers, Blackwell Publishers, Routledge, Architectural Theory Review, Architectural Research Quarterly, The Journal of Architecture, The Nordic Journal of Architecture, Palgrave; RIBA Dissertation Prize judge 2015; RIBA Research Trust Panel Member 2015–; Invited panel member: L'Agenzia Nazionale per la Valutazione del sistema Universitario e della Ricerca (ANVUR) (The Italian Research and University Evaluation Agency); National Fairground & Circus Archive (NFCA) Advisory Board Member 2012–; Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT —Science and Technology Foundation, the Portuguese National Research Funding Organization) research evaluation panel member for Architecture & Urbanism, 2019.