I am a social and cultural geographer with a particular interest in (global) cities. My work uses an ethnographic approach to explore questions of inequality and social justice, with particular focus on the geographies of street homelessness, and of low paid-migrant labour. I am currently exploring the potential for more progressive responses to the problems of homelessness to be found in post-secular coalitions of protest and care, and new forms of urban encounter.
Alongside my teaching and research, I am a member of Queen Mary's Doctoral College Management Group and Deputy Dean for Research in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - overseeing the work of the Faculty's PhD students and post-doctoral researchers.
Beyond Queen Mary I am the external examiner for Human Geography at Kings College, University of London; an editor (Social Geography) of Geography Compass; on the editorial board of Social and Cultural Geography; and a member of the ESRC's Peer Review College.