Curriculum Vitae

Recent Employment

  • Research and Evidence Advisor, Save the Children (September 2021 to present)
  • Lecturer in Population Geography, University of Liverpool (August 2017 to September 2021)
  • Lecturer in Health Geography, Queen Mary University of London (January 2016 to August 2017)

External Positions / Elected Roles

  • External Examiner, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2020 to present)
  • Visiting Research Fellow, University of York (February 2022 to present)
  • Chair of Board of Trustees, The Equality Trust (December 2020 to present)
  • Trustee, The Equality Trust (May 2019 to December 2020)
  • Committee Member (Knowledge Exchange Officer, Communications Officer, Membership Officer, Postgraduate Officer), Population Geography Research Group – Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (August 2014 to August 2022)
  • Council Member, British Society for Population Studies (September 2017 – September 2021)


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, DistinctionQueen Mary University of London (January 2016 – July 2018) 
  • PhD Human Geography, University of Leeds (October 2012 – December 2015 – awarded January 2016)

Ethnic inequalities in health: understanding the nexus between migration, deprivation change and social mobility Supervised by Dr Paul Norman (University of Leeds) and Dr Dimitris Ballas (University of Sheffield)

Aims: (a) advance understanding as to the nature of ethnic inequalities in health and (b) establish whether selective sorting (transitions between area types and social classes through migration, deprivation mobility and social mobility) contributes to changing overall and ethnic health gradients in England.

  • MSc Social and Spatial Inequalities, Distinction, University of Sheffield (September 2010 – September 2011)

Dissertation: Inequality and Inferiority: Dismantling the NHS (Supervised by Prof Danny Dorling)

Critically analysed proposed NHS reforms (2010) and explored the potential for an increase in healthcare inequalities within Primary Care in the context of a healthcare market. Methods included constructing a quantitative measure of healthcare quality, correlation tests and agglomerative cluster analysis.

  • BA (Hons) Politics, First Class, University of Sheffield (September 2006 – June 2010)

Dissertation: Social Research and the Micro-Politics of EU Migration (Supervised by Dr Andrew Geddes)

Work based learning dissertation – completed a qualitative research project in collaboration with Sheffield City Council aimed at improving service delivery in key areas for Sheffield’s Slovak Roma community.