I am a Senior Lecturer in Social & Cultural Geography in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Liverpool. My research interests lie in the intersections between migration, mobilities, place, material culture and memory.
These interests have led to different projects on aspects of migration to the UK: mobilities, journeys and the transnational practices of Polish migrants; material culture and the sending and receiving of things among Polish and Zimbabwean migrants; life histories of Polish migrants, from wartime displacement to memories of the socialist era and lived experiences of post-socialism; and, biographical research with migrants in Liverpool. I am currently working on a collaborative project with colleagues in Norway and Sweden which looks at Polish migrants' relationship with the state in these countries, and in the UK, the impact of Brexit on this. I have also extended my interests in mobility and place though research on ‘churn’, conviviality and neighbourliness in the UK city of Leicester.