Senior Lecturer, Community Engagement and Social Care, Manchester Metropolitan University

I am a Senior Lecturer and Programme Lead for MA Health and Social Care.

I am an interdisciplinary academic and researcher with a focus on ageing well in communities (spaces and places). This includes asset based community engagement, community spaces, formal and informal care in communities, sense of place, loneliness and wellbeing.

I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and have a substantive experience of teaching and training, and am a graduate of the Aurora Leadership in Higher Education programme for women.

My research interests are in community engagement; community capacity building; community spaces and activities; social isolation; ageing in place; wellbeing.

My research studies have been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at both national and international conferences.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer - community engagement and social care , Manchester Metropolitan University


  • 2013 
    Manchester Metropolitan University , Phd Psychology