I am a critical urban geographer interested in the political and economic transformation of cities, neoliberal urban policies, gentrification and contestation. Currently I am researching the transformation of traditional retail markets and their social value. I also conduct comparative research in European and Latin American cities. I espouse participatory action research methodologies.
I am Associate Director of the Global Food and Environment Institute, at the University of Leeds, co-leading on the Urban Food Systems theme
I was the Principal Investigator of a 2019-2022 Economic and Social Research Council project, Understanding and Enhancing the Community Value of Traditional Retail Markets in UK cities. For more information see our website https://trmcommunityvalue.leeds.ac.uk/ and follow any updates thought our twitter account @markets4people