PhD Candidate, UCL

I am a current doctoral student at the UCL Institute of Education. My thesis explores the emic construction of urban male identities, using liminality - a betwixt and between transitory space - to explore the meaning that young men give to their problematic journey into adulthood against the backdrop of socioeconomic disadvantage and violence. My prior academic experience took in undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in psychology, where my focus was on the impact of socioeconomic disadvantage on prosociality.

Professionally, I have worked in the third sector for many years devising and implementing impact and evaluation strategies for youth-centered organisations. I have been recognised for my work by several of the leading lights in the sector including New Philanthropy Capital and Project Oracle.

Experience

  • 2017–present
    Impact and Evaluation Manager, Redthread
  • 2012–2017
    Impact and Evaluation Manager, Greenhouse Sports

Education

  •  
    UCL Institute of Education, Doctorate in Education (EdD)
  • 2011 
    Staffordshire University, Applied Psychology
  • 2007 
    Canterbury Christchurch University, Psychology