I came to Aberystwyth University to study human geography in 2001. I have managed to leave a couple of times over the years. First, to Bristol working for the Centre for Sustainable Energy, and, after my degree I spent a number of years studying and then working at the Centre for Alternative Technology. There I was involved in developing, administrating and then teaching on their distance learning masters programme in environmental architecture, and undertaking community research.
A while later, I found myself inspired to return to geography and go exploring again, intellectually and physically, undertaking a PhD about Svalbard. It is this work that will be extended through the Svalbard Futures project and that you can read about on this website.
I am now based at the Scott Polar Research Institute as a teaching associate for the Department of Geography, Cambridge University, where I am mainly teaching geographies of the Arctic, whilst continuing my postdoctoral work connected to the Svalbard Futures project.
Following my PhD, I was a researcher on the Global-Rural project. This is an international, multi-case study investigation of globalization in rural places. My research concentrated on the Welsh case studies of festivals and everyday globalization in Newtown.
I am also an acroyoga and yoga faciliator and have previously been a part-time human geography lecturer at Chester University and Aberystwyth.