PhD Candidate, Griffith University

I am currently a PhD candidate with the Cities Research Institute, Griffith University. My research focuses on the community aspect of community gardens to explore how they contribute to building social capital. Some of the data was collected through a grant I was co-awarded as a collaboration between Griffith University and University of Southern Denmark. [Completed Grant: Joanne Pascoe, A/Professor Caryl Bosman and A/Prof Jens Troelsen (USD): research titled, "Planning for age friendly cities: Urban allotments and healthy aging" (2016).] I am co-editing a book with Caryl Bosman provisionally titled, "Rethinking Third Place". I delivered a conference paper at the 'Sustainable Development and Planning 2017' conference in Bristol, UK. The paper was titled, "A Growing Movement: Motivations for Joining Community Gardens", co-authored with A/Prof Michael Howes (supervisor). I am currently tutoring a course in environmental sustainability at Griffith University. In 2012 I completed a Masters of Environmental Education by research. The thesis on teaching literacy and numeracy through school gardens culminated in a paper titled, "Curriculum literacies and the school garden".


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, Griffith University


  • 2012 
    Griffith University, Masters of Science (MSc)