Research Associate, Cardiff University

I’m a postdoctoral researcher with a particular interest in identity, belonging, civil society, sustainability and youth engagement.

I currently work in WISERD on a project that explores the role of family in peoples’ accounts of civic engagement – focussing on the values and behaviours that get shared between different generations. We are collecting survey and interview data from three generations of participants from across South and West Wales to identify patterns of political, religious, social and environmental engagement.

I have become increasingly interested in eating habits and how people make choices about food in relation to family, environment and sustainability and was delighted to be part of the 2018 GW4 Crucible on the theme of ‘Resilience, Environment and Sustainability’ and to be PI on a subsequent scoping study - ‘Community Resilience, Place and Wellbeing in Bristol'.

I enjoy experimenting with methods, and in particular am interested in family tree mapping methods, the analysis of participant marginalia and Q methodology.

Experience

  • –present
    Research Associate, Cardiff University

Education

  • 2015 
    Cardiff University, PhD