am a sociologist and
Lecturer in Social Sciences at Edge Hilll University. I am
of the Centre for Human Animal Studies (CfHAS)
at the same
institution. I live in Lancaster.
I have held previous positions at
the Institute of
Education (University of London), University of Glasgow,
and Lancaster University.
gained my PhD in 2002 in Manchester (MMU) and before that had studied
at Essex (MA Sociology
- distinction) and
before then Stirling (BA Joint Hons - Sociology and Psychology -
ever my research
falls under food transitions and the Sociology
of Climate Change with a strong continued interest in
studies, environmental social science, critical
animal studies, and the sociology
of science. At the moment I also teach in the area of
childhood studies, education studies, and cultural studies. Autumn 2017
sees the first running of my new module Children, Food and
In addition to my
work I have interests in community activism, live music, cycling,
running, wild swimming, hiking
and, sometimes, climbing trees.
June 2015 I had the honour of helping to put on this special gig
featuing Larry Beckett the poet and former co-songwriter with Tim
Buckley. Between 2005 and 2011 I was a hobbyist music promoter.