My latest book is out!!!
I am an urban geographer interested in the everyday lived experiences of many different types of residents in cities, particularly in academically overlooked cities. I utilise post colonial and feminist theories as well as interdisciplinary & creative methods to explore urban risk and resilience as well as how people change cities and life in cities changes people.
Together with a team of researchers, from 2020-2022, I explored how 'refugee' life is governed by the digital and the financial in Lebanon, Jordan, Greece and the UK. Please see glitchspaces.org
I have spent most of my career living and working in countries that are rapidly changing and urbanising. My international development work, primarily with United Nations agencies (International Labour Organisation and United Nations Development Programme), has focused on livelihoods and local economic development in several countries. One of my professional strengths is my ability to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders in different fields and to collaborate for a common purpose. My academic career has been an opportunity to explore and engage critically with a wide range of subjects including urban risk, urban resilience, community, urbanisation, urban, risk, power, natural hazards, and most importantly linking research to practice.
link to my Durham University staff profile