Researcher Associate, Manchester Metropolitan University

In 2008 I shifted from a successful career in the corporate world to academia in pursuit of my passion for the fields sustainability and social equity.

Today I am a lecturer and researcher at the Centre for Aviation Transport and Environment. Here I have gained expertise in a number of fields, namely: sustainable aviation, airport noise, airport, airport surface access, carbon management, circular economy and sustainable business model innovation. I am currently the lead researcher of a 4 year European Commission funded project - Aviation Noise Impact Management through novel Approaches (ANIMA).

As well as conducting research, I also have a passion for science communication and engagement with non-academic audiences. I teach on the award-winning Sustainable Production and Consumption unit at Manchester Met. I have worked with a wide range or corporate facing clients. I host a sustainability networking event called Green Drinks Manchester. I am a STEM Ambassador. I organise ad-hoc events to communicate my research outputs.


  • 2017–present
    Research Assocaite, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 2016–2016
    Research Associate, University of Manchester
  • 2012–2016
    PhD Candidate, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 2010–2012
    Sustainability Associate and Projects Coordinator, Keep Britain Tidy


  • 2016 
    Manchester Metropolitan University, PhD
  • 2008 
    Manchester Metropolitan University, MSc Environmental Management and Sustainable Development (Distinction)
  • 2003 
    University of Leeds, BSc (Hons) Environmental Science

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    ESRC Social Science Research Festival Funding
    Research Associate
    Funding Source:
    Economic and Social Research Council
  • 2016
    Eco-Innovation Voucher
    Research Associate
    Funding Source:

Professional Memberships

  • Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment