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Project Co-ordinator and Sociologist, University of Aberdeen

I am a social scientist with interests in the environment, food and community. I am currently Project Co-ordinator for N-Circle, which seeks to find innovative solutions to tightening the Nitrogen cycle in Chinese farming.

I've researched how food choice patterns can be influenced in society, using behavioural psychology techniques like nudges, and how governments can use these results to encourage people to eat less meat.

I'm broadly interested in how sociologists can factor environmental concerns into their research in order to affect societal change.


  • 2016–2019
    Project Co-ordinator, University of Aberdeen
  • 2015–2016
    Research assistant, University of Aberdeen
  • 2008–2014
    Teaching Assistant, University of Aberdeen
  • 2011–2013
    Teaching Fellow, University of Aberdeen


  • 2017 
    University of Aberdeen, PhD Sociology
  • 2008 
    University of Aberdeen, MRes Social Research
  • 2007 
    University of Aberdeen, MA (Hons) Sociology