I am an ESRC funded PhD researcher in Human Geography at the University of Manchester...

Empirically, I research-with older people.  Using a more-than representational theories, theories of affect, temporality and place along with a suite of creative, playful methods, my research aims to complicate often reductive narratives of older age.  It draws attention to the differences and diversities of the ageing process by attuning to the lived experiences and dialectical dialogues amidst people and place.  My PhD (in progress), MSc in Geographical Science and BA (Hons) in Geography have all focused on the lived experiences of older people. You can read about my present research here.

I am particularly interested in:

  • More-than representational theories
  • Theories of affect and emotion
  • Performance and practice
  • Sense(s) of Place
  • Geographies of Ageing
  • Creative, playful and experimental methods
  • The life-course, experiential time and memory
  • Lived Experience

Awards

  • Outstanding Academic Achievement Award - December 2016: Top 0.5% of high achievers across UoM
  • Outstanding Achievement Award - July 2015: The best dissertation in Human Geography, UoM
  • The Manchester Geographical Society Prize - July 2015: Awarded the Manchester Geographical Society Prize for the best performance in BA Geography
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement Award – June 2015: Top 0.5 of high achievers across UoM
  • Manchester Geographical Society – September 2014 -: dissertation Funding: For an outstanding proposal
  • ESRC North West Doctoral Training College +3 Award, full scholarship
  • Participatory Geographies Research Group Burwary to attend the RGS-IBG Mid-Term Conference April 2018
  • Age UK Bristol and Brunelcare Research Forum June 2017
  • Higher Education Academy Teaching Accreditation May 2018

Presentations

2018

  • Introducing Temporality and Change: Non-Representational Geographies and Beyond - co-presented with Andrew S. Maclaren (University of Aberdeen). Sponsored by the History and Philosophy of Geography Research Group. Part of the annual RGS-IBG conference, Cardiff.
  • More-Than Representational Dynamics: Ageing with Place - presented in Temporality and Change: Non-Representational Geographies and Beyond. Sponsored by the History and Philosophy of Geography Research Group. Part of the annual RGS-IBG conference, Cardiff.
  • Taking Steps with More-Than Representational Methodologies - presented in Desire Lines, Dawdles and Drifts. Convened by Dr. Morag Rose. Part of the annual RGS-IBG conference, Cardiff.
  • Age-Friendly For Whom? Difference, Diversity and Relational Experiences of Place - presented in Identity and the City. Part of the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Mid-Term Conference, Royal Holloway, University of London.

2017

  • Q&A Session with Film Director of Ping Pong - part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, convened by the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology and the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing.

2016

  • Checklists Alone Cannot Create Age-Friendly Places: Lived Experiences Matter – Presented at Age UK Bristol and Brunelcare Research Forum.
  • What Does Sense of Place Mean to You? - Presented and convened a workshop at the Manchester Intergenerational Design Symposium.
  • Lightening Talk - Presented as part of a workshop on Mundane Methods. Part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.