My research sits in the broad field of geographical feminist political economy: understanding how socio-economic processes are shaped by gender relations, lived experience and social difference. My research interests and contributions can be boiled down to three key areas: everyday family life and economic change; ethics, care and consumption; and feminist praxis.
I came to the University of Manchester in October 2012 as a Hallsworth Research Fellow in Political Economy. In September 2015 I took up the position of Lecturer in Human Geography. I am also a member of the Morgan Centre for Research into Everyday Lives and Manchester Urban Institute.
In addition to my academic position, I am also a committee member of the Economic Geography Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society and on the Management Committee of the Women's Budget Group, an international network of feminist researchers, policy experts and activists. You can see me discussing my role in the WBG's analysis of the March 2014 budget in a short film here.
I have also acted as an Academic Advisor to Ethical Consumer Magazine (2011-2012), and from 2013-2014 I was the Communications Officer for the Energy Geographies Working Group of the Royal Geographical Society.
I have a keen interest in research ethics, and I teach, research and publish on this subject. I also hold a number of related service roles at discipline, school and University level:
Chair of School Ethics Committee (2016-)
University Research Ethics Committee 2 member (2014-)
Ethics Signatory, School of Environment, Education and Development (2015-)
Geography Dissertation Ethics Officer (2014-)