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Undergraduate teaching at levels 1, 3 and 4. Level 1 'Introduction to Geography - An Unequal World'. Level 3 'Research Methods in Human Geography'. Levels 3/4 'Geographies of Health and Disability'.

Taught postgraduate teaching on MSc Social Research and MSc Sustainability. Modules include 'Research Training and Project Planning' and 'Research in Practice'. 


Disability, and learning disability - social inclusion/exclusion and belonging; social care and support; employment; hate crime; creative arts.

Current projects: 'An inclusive and sustainable blue space infrastructure for people in Scotland post-Covid-19 pandemic' (HydroNation PhD Scholar). 'Dis/ability and the neo-liberal agenda in social housing: comparisons between the UK and Canada' (SSHRC and University of Dundee)

Recent projects: 'Reclaiming social care: Adults with learning disabilities seizing opportunities in the shift from day services to community lives' (ESRC-funded, collaboartion with Assoc.Prof. Andrew Power and Prof. Mel Nind, University of Southampton); 'Enhancing Police Scotland's response to disability hate crime' (Scottish Instutute for Policing Research funded, collaboration with Dundee Safe Place Initiative). Creative arts and belonging (Nuffield Foundation); Local Area Co-ordination (Scottish Government and SCLD); Social exclusion and inclusion (RGS-IBG); Employment access; Self-Directed Support; Environmental hazards and vulnerability (Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Scottish and Southern Engergy Networks).


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PGCert THE, Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education

Award Date: 31 May 2010

Doctor of Philosophy, Disability and flexible employment: an embodied approach, Open University Milton Keynes

Award Date: 6 Nov 1998

Bachelor of Arts, Geography, University of Manchester

Award Date: 1 Jun 1990

External positions


  • G Geography (General)
  • Disability
  • Learning disability
  • Social care
  • Social inclusion
  • Social exclusion
  • Belonging
  • Hate crime


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