Menu Close

Is a Teaching Fellow at Royal Holloway and part-time Lecturer at University College Dublin, as well as the 2014 Ron Lister Visiting Fellow at the University of Otago. Previously, was an Associate Lecturer at Goldsmiths College and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Iceland and Beijing Foreign Studies University. Her work focuses on development, commodities and consumption with an area specialism in China. Gained PhD in 2011 from Goldsmiths Centre for Cultural Studies; MA in Anthropology and Cultural Politics, also from Goldsmiths; BA in Media Studies from Sussex University. Monograph 'On the Commodity Trail' will be published by Bloomsbury Academic in February 2015. Worked as a radio and TV presenter for many years and is currently developing a TV documentary. Takes on social research projects and consultancies in addition to academic commitments. She runs a blog here:


  • 2014–present
    Teaching Fellow, Royal Holloway, University of London


    Sussex University, BA Media Studies
    Goldsmiths College, MA Anthropology
    Goldsmiths College, PhD Cultural Studies


  • 2015
    On the Commodity Trail, Bloomsbury Academic
  • 2015
    Consumerism on TV, Ashgate
  • 2014
    The Changing Landscape of China's Consumerism, Chandos/Elsevier

Grants and Contracts

  • 2011
    Social research grant
    Funding Source:
    Gulbenkian Foundation
  • 2006
    Doctoral grant
    Funding Source:
    Arts and Humanities Research Council