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I studied Political Science at the University of Birmingham, graduating in 2003. After a brief stint in Public Relations I spent over 5 years working as a researcher for various public and private sector organisations during which time I completed a course in Health Psychology at Birkbeck University. My longest post was working as a health researcher for the NHS in London.
I subsequently completed a PhD at the University of Edinburgh looking at associations between urban environments and walking, with a particular focus on inequalities. This work was jointly funded by the Medical Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council.
My interests are wide but lie chiefly in understanding human-environment interactions and health. I am currently working as a Research Associate on the BEGIN project (Blue-Green Infrastructure through Social Innovation) at the University of Sheffield. This is a European-wide project which aims to improve urban resilience to climate change through blue-green infrastructure (BGI) and sustain BGI’s benefits through social innovation and city-to- city learning.
PhD in Health Geography
My PhD involved exploring associations between built environments and walking. I created several
Researching and evaluating healthcare services including: