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Research Associate in Social Movements, Keele University

In May 2019 I completed my PhD, at University of Manchester. It investigated the strategic responses of incumbents to proposals for carbon pricing in the last thirty years of Australian political history.

As of January 2020 I am working at Keele University, and affiliated to the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity. My work involves teaching on a history of protest course, researching activist biographies (interviewing long-term activists) and other tasks too numerous and bizarre to mention. Also, writing up articles for publication (that's how academics keep score, after all).

I have had articles published in academic journals: Energy Research & Social Science, Technology in Society and (as a co-author) in Global Discourse. A book chapter has recently appeared in a Palgrave Macmillan.
I used to be a physiotherapist (amputee rehabilitation).

For what it is worth, I think we're not going to get out of this mess, to the extent that I had a vasectomy back in 2004. True story.


  • –present
    PhD candidate at Sustainable Consumption Institute of University of Manchester, University of Manchester


  • 2002 
    University of Salford, BSc/Hons Physiotherapy