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Lecturer in Sustainability, Cardiff University

I have an inter-disciplinary background with degrees in History (De Montfort University), War Studies (Kings college London) and Human Geography (Royal Holloway, University of London). As a political geographer, I research and teach natural resource governance and conflict, social participation, environmental justice, sustainability and sustainable development, particularly in Latin America and Africa. Underpinning my research is the exploration of how natural resources and environmental pollution generate injustice and inequality and how communities and other actors seek to address these issues. I have published widely on these issues in both international peer-reviewed journals and articles for non-academic audiences in places such as The Conversation. These articles have led to appearances on radio stations in London and South Africa. I have also given conference talks at several prestigious events including the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, Social for Latin American Studies Annual Conference and at several universities including the University of Cambridge and Newcastle University.

I am a Lecturer in Sustainability at the Department of Environment and Geography, University of York and act as programme leader on the MSc in Sustainable Business: Leadership, Innovation and Management. Previously, I was a Lecturer in Human Geography and Planning (Environment) at the School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University, awarded as part of the “Darlithwyr Disglair” (Brilliant Lecturers) scheme for early career academics (2020-21) and have also held appointments at the University of York (2018-19), University of London and University of East London (2018).

For more on my research please see: ResearchGate:


  • 2020–present
    Lecturer in Human Geography / Planning (Environmental) (Disglair), Cardiff University
  • 2018–2019
    Associate Lecturer in Human Geography and Environment, University of York
  • 2018–2018
    Hourly-Paid Lecturer, University of East London
  • 2018–2018
    Guest Lecturer, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London
  • 2013–2017
    PhD candidate, Royal Holloway, University of London


  • 2017 
    Royal Holloway, University of London, PhD Human Geography
  • 2010 
    Kings College London, MA War Studies
  • 2008 
    De Montfort University, BA (Hons) History


  • 2019
    Making “a racket” but does anybody care? A study of environmental justice access and recognition through the political ecology of voice, Geoforum
  • 2018
    “A Salute to the Bandido”: A Political Ecology of Voice Exploration into Peru’s Freedom of Voice Surrounding Hydrocarbon Development, Society & Natural Resources
  • 2018
    Control, fear and suppression: a political ecology of voice (PEV) study into resource extraction industry-community engagement in Peru’s Loreto Region, The Extractive Industries & Society
  • 2016
    The land of black gold, corruption, poverty and sabotage: overcoming the Niger Delta’s problems through the establishment of a Nigerian Non-Renewable Revenue Special Fund (NNRSF), Cogent Social Sciences, 2(1): 1-22
  • 2015
    The political ecology of voice (PEV); an innovative approach to examining environmental pollution and the accountability of economic actors, Journal of Political Ecology, 22: 466-485
  • 2011
    Download Black or Green Nuevo Sol? An Environmental and Societal Examination of Petroleum Extraction in Peru and Whether the Ecuadorian Yasuni ITT Initiative Provides a More Holistic Alternative, Journal of Peace, Conflict & Development (PC&D) No.17:63-82
  • 2010
    Petroleum and its impact on three African Wars: Angola, Nigeria and Sudan, Journal of Peace, Conflict & Development (PC&D), No.16:58-86

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS)