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Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability, University of British Columbia

I use modelling techniques to improve our understanding of smart cities, at UBC's Urban Predictive Analytics Lab.

Prior to working at UBC, I completed my PhD at the University of Oxford, researching the evolution and stability of dryland landscapes. I used a combination of modelling and fieldwork in southern Africa to better understand how plants, sand and wind interact in deserts. I also hold an MPhil in Polar Studies from the University of Cambridge, where I researched the glacial dynamics of western Greenland.

I am particularly interested in the ways research can be communicated to the public and used in the realms of policy and decision-making. I have worked for an international sustainability consultancy, for broadcasting networks in the UK (BBC and Channel 4), and for the UK's Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia


  • 2017 
    University of Oxford, PhD