I am a Research Assistant on the international ‘Deep Cities’ research project, which is exploring how historic transformation impacts on values related to the urban built environment. I also contribute to teaching in the Faculties of Social Science and Arts & Humanities.
I recently completed my PhD at the University of Stirling, in collaboration with Historic Environment Scotland, which focused on how we can better understand and evidence the social values associated with the historic environment. My prior degrees are in History (BA, University of Exeter), Environment, Development and Policy (MA, University of Sussex), and Social Anthropology (MRes, University of Aberdeen). I am also an experienced professional, with a background working internationally for organisations promoting human rights and citizen participation. My current research builds on my professional and academic experience, as well as my interest in history, heritage and community empowerment.