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Curriculum Vitae

University Education

MSci Geography, 1st Class Honours, 2015

University of Birmingham

PhD in Geography and Environmental Science (ESRC funded), 2019

University of Birmingham

Posts Held

Lecturer in Human Geography (2022 - )

University of Leicester.

Research Fellow (2021 - 2022)

Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health
 

Postdoctoral Researcher (2019 - 2022)

University of Groningen

Lecturer in Demography (2019 - 2022)

University of Groningen

Research Assistant (2017 - 2018)

University of Birmingham

Teaching Associate (2017 - 2019)

University of Birmingham 

GIS Associate (2018)

University of Birmingham

Research Assistant (2016)

University of Birmingham

GIS Consultant (2016)

City Region Economic & Development Institute (City REDI) - University of Birmingham

Teaching Experience

Teaching Qualifications:

  •  University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) [Dutch: Basis Kwalificatie Onderwijs] (2022)

  • Certificate in Assessing Theses (2021)

  • Certificate in Assessing & Evaluating in Higher Education (2020)

  • Introduction to Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (2015).

Postgraduate Supervision:

  • Thomas Lowe - Experiences of mobility in later life over time (ERC funded PhD), ongoing. 

  • Anna Harbers (2022) The association between socioeconomic status (SES), Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) and Health care utilisation of Q fever patients with long-term health symptoms. MSc in Population Studies, University of Groningen.

  • Natasha Keen (2019) VRtual Space: Looking at User Experience, Communities and Trolling. MRes in Human Geography, University of Birmingham.

Teaching Lead:

  • Digital World (Level-1)

  • Tutorials and Fieldwork (Level-1) - Fieldtrip Lecturer

  • Research Design and Methods (Level-2)

  • Geographies of Health and Wellbeing (Level-3)

  • Bachelor Project/Dissertation Supervision (Level-3).

  • Berlin Fieldcourse (Level-3)

  • Qualitative Research for Policy and Practice (Master Level).

Teaching Awards:

  • PGR Teaching Academy Award, 2017

Workshops & Conferences

Conferences

  • The Future of Digital Geographies: provocations, trajectories, and research agendas, DGRG Annual Symposium, July 2021 (co-organised with Harrison Smith, Phil Jones, Daisy Curtis, and Godwin Yeboah)

 

Workshops​

  • Behind the scenes: Discussions around Research Methods - Online seminar (Co-organised with Saakshi Joshi, Nikhil Pazhoothundathil & Thomas Lowe). A collaboration between the University of Groningen, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, and Utrecht University.

  • Virtual Worlds - University of Birmingham 2019 (co-organised with Hannah Awcock, Phil Jones, Adam Packer).

  • Applied Memory: Putting affective and embodied methods into practice on the National Mall – AAG 2019, Washington D.C. (Co-organised with Jacque Micieli-Voutsinas and Danielle Drozdzewski)

  • Navigating Data Landscapes – RGS-IBG Annual Conference, Cardiff 2018 (Co-organised with Gillian Rose and Sam Hind with funding support from the RGS-IBG)

 

Organised sessions

  • Innovative Digital Geographies: Pushing against quantitative and qualitative boundaries, RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London, 2nd - 5th September 2020 (Co-organised with Zoe Gardner, Stefano De Sabbata and Katy Bennett) - Postponed due to COVID-19.

  • Digital Geographies Coffee Break: Chat and Charge, RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London, 2nd - 5th September 2020 (Co-organised with Jennie Day and Adam Packer) - Cancelled due to COVID-19.

  • Geographical Considerations of Digital Landscapes I & II. RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, Cardiff, 28th – 31st August 2018 (Co-organised with Isabel Williams)

  • Mobile bodies, technologies and methods: critical perspectives. Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Boston, 3rd - 9th April 2017 (Co-organised with Phil Jones)

  • Use of technologies and apps in social science research with children and young people. Young People and the New Urban Agenda Conference, Birmingham, 14th September 2016 (Co-organised with Sophie Hadfield-Hill)

Administration

Editorial & Reviewing Activities:

  • Book Review Editor - Emotion, Space and Society (2021 - present)

  • Communications Editor - Emotion, Space and Society (2021 - present)

  • EC Editorial Board - Wellbeing, Space and Society (2022 - present)

  • EC Editorial Board - Health and Place (2022 - present)

  • Editorial Board - Humanities & Social Sciences Communications (2022 - present)

 

I have acted as a peer reviewer for Aging & Society; Annals of the American Association of Geographers; Computers, Environment and Urban Systems; Emotion, Space and Society; Environment & Behavior; Geographical Research; Historical Geography; Measurement Instruments for the Social Sciences; and, Social and Cultural Geography.

 

External Administration/Service:

  • Geographies Health & Wellbeing Research Group, RGS-IBG - Ordinary Member (2022 - present)

  • Digital Geographies Research Group, RGS-IBG - Treasurer (2020 - 2021)

  • Digital Geographies Research Group, RGS-IBG - Membership Officer (2017 - 2020).

  • Digital Geographies Research Group, RGS-IBG - Founding Membership Secretary (2016 - 2017)


Internal Administration/Service:

  • Postgraduate Tutor (Geography) - SGGE, University of Leicester (2022 - present)

  • Diversity & Inclusion Committee - SGGE, University of Leicester (2022 - present)

  • Diversity & Inclusion Small Committee - FRW, University of Groningen (2021-22)

  • Member of Centre for Advanced Studies in Urban Science and Design (CASUS) - FRW, University of Groningen (2020-22)

  • Member of Inclusivity Network (UGIN) - Young Academy, University of Groningen (2020 - 2021)


Project consultancy & advisory work:

  • eMOTIONAL Cities. Research Project Advisor (2022 - present)

  • UrBio: Making urban planning and design smarter with participatory mobile biosensing. Research Project Advisor (2021 - present)

Memberships
  • Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG)

  • Member of the American Association of Geographers (AAG)

  • Member of the International Ambiances Network

  • Member of the Memory Studies Association (MSA)

  • Member of the Koninklijk Nederlandsch Aardrijkskundig Genootschap [Royal Dutch Geographical Society] (KNAG).

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