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I am a qualitative researcher with interests in: food poverty; urban regeneration; young people's experiences of health and wellbeing; food and alcohol environments; and lived experiences of austerity and welfare reform.

Before joining LSHTM I completed an ESRC-funded PhD in Human Geography at Queen Mary University of London and an MA in the Social Sciences with the Open University.

At LSHTM I am a Seminar Tutor on the MSc modules Principles of Social Research and Qualitative Methodologies. I am also a Personal Tutor.

I am currently working on a Wellcome Trust Society and Ethics fellowship - Understanding the health and wellbeing challenges of UK food poverty and food aid: a qualitative study.

I have also worked on the Olympic Regeneration in East London (ORiEL) study (NIHR), growing up in a setting with high HIV prevalence: a qualitative longitudinal study of young people in rural and urban settings in Uganda (ViiV), and the cumulative Impact Zone policies and the changing alcohol landscape in a Greater London Borough (NIHR).

I am a member of the Healthy Environments Research Programme, led by Professor Steven Cummins.

Research areas include health inequalities, social and structural determinants of health, food, ethnography, inequalities.


  • –present
    Assistant professor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine