Following my BSc in Environmental Geoscience (2004 – 2007), I completed an interdisciplinary PhD (Earth and Ocean Sciences/ Biochemistry) at Cardiff University which focused on urban air pollution (2007 – 2011). I then worked on several projects as a post-doctoral researcher including the EU FP7 project TRANSPHORM at the University of Hertfordshire, the NERC/DFID (UPGro) funded project Groundwater 2030 and the EPSRC-funded Energy for Development project, both at the University of Southampton. I started as a Lecturer in Environmental Geography at the University of Stirling in 2015.
My research focuses on environmental pollution and human health in the UK and internationally and combines methods and approaches from geography, public health and social science. My work involves research users (especially the public) at multiple stages of the process including research co-design, users making measurements (citizen science) and evaluating the usefulness of the research.