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Research interests

I am a qualitative researcher with interests in: food poverty; urban regeneration; young people's experiences of health and wellbeing; food and alcohol environments; lived experiences of austerity and welfare reform; applied health and social care research with local partners; and community responses to health inequalities.

My particular focus is on how uncertainty and precarity around the social determinants of health impacts upon food choices and dietary health.


I completed an ESRC-funded PhD in Human Geography at Queen Mary University of London and an MA in the Social Sciences with the Open University.  After which, I worked at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on the ORiEL study (Olympic Regeneration in East London), as part of SPHR@L (the School of Public Health Research) and finally on a Wellcome Trust Society and Ethics fellowship - Understanding the health and wellbeing challenges of UK food poverty and food aid: a qualitative study.  In 2020 I moved to the University of Hertforshire.  I am now Senior Research Fellow for the Prevention and Early Detection in Health and Social Care (PEDHSC) Theme of the NIHR funded East of England Applied Research Collaboration.


External positions

Associate member, Population Health Innovation Lab, Department of Public Health, Environments and Society, Faculty of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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