At Edge Hill University I currently teach courses in Childhood Studies, Education Studies, Cultural Studies and Social Policy.  At the Centre for Human Animal Studies we are planning to create teaching programmes in Human Animal Studies. In February 2017 I became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

I first began teaching in Higher Education twenty years ago in 1997 at the outset of my PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University. This consisted mostly of introductory sociology courses but also included more specialised courses such as the Sociology of Cyberspace and a course entitled Genetic, Reproduction and Society. In 2001 I also did some guest lecturing at the University of Manchester in Gender Studies. 

Between 2002 and 2012 I taught at Lancaster University. Much of this was at postgraduate level.  This included teaching as part of the MA Society, Technology and Nature, a programme that I also convened for a while. I taught on a core course, Genomics and Society, and taught my own option, Animals, Science and Society.

Toward the end of my time at Lancaster University I lectured to first year undergrads in Gender & Women's Studies. In Autumn 2010 & 2011 I convened and co-taught a postgraduate course called Gender, Sex and Bodies also within the Department of Sociology at Lancaster. 

I enjoy teaching in my areas of interest and look forward to further opportunities to develop courses. My areas of interest and competence include

- food and society
- environmental sociology
- sociology of climate change
- sociology of childhood and the family
- sociology of gender
- sociology of masculinities
- sociology of science
- sociology of the body
- gender and nature / ecofeminism
- sociology of human/animal relations
- animal & environmental ethics
- social theory
- cultural studies
- education studies

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