My research focuses on cultural diversity in landscape experience and design, specifically with regard to the urban environment. I am curious how our experience of place is shaped by personal and community histories of migration. These understandings inform an analysis of use of public space and streets, and the social potential of the public realm to support positive intercultural encounters. I firmly believe in producing research in collaboration with others and I am committed to working with the professional and voluntary sector; most recently with The Young Foundation and Greenwich Inclusion Project. Recently I have led on two AHRC Connected Communities projects: 'The Bench Project' and '#refugeeswelcome in parks'.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer, University of Sheffield