I graduated with a PhD in Geography from the University of Edinburgh in 1988. In 1989 I accepted the position of lecturer in the Department of Geography, University of Sydney. And, in 1992 I moved to the University of Wollongong, where I am currently the Head of the School of Geography and Sustainable Communities. I continue to teach qualitative research methods. My current research draws on feminist scholarship and focuses on questions of household sustainability. I am currently working on projects that focus on the contribution ethnic minorities can bring to question of sustainability, energy efficiency and resistances to changing everyday mobility practices.