I have over seven years’ experience of working in research, in both academia and the voluntary sector. I currently work as a Researcher for Advance HE (formerly Equality Challenge Unit, an organisation that worked to advance equality and diversity for staff and students in higher education across the UK and in colleges in Scotland). In this role, I have designed and managed several high-profile research projects in Scotland, England and Ireland on subjects including staff equality in colleges, university governance, promotion and recruitment, bullying and harassment, and the experiences of lesbian, gay and bisexual academics.
Before starting at ECU in 2016, I completed a PhD in history at University College London, which explored the relationship between masculinities, planning knowledge and domestic space in mid-twentieth century Britain.
I previously worked as the Student Engagement Coordinator for UCL Culture, a project that provides a platform for PhD students to share their research with non-academic audiences. I am skilled in academic impact assessment and have worked for UCL’s Departments of Geography, Anthropology and School of Life and Medical Sciences as a Research Assistant, gathering evidence for their 2014 Research Excellence Framework submissions. I also taught history at secondary school and university levels, led historical walking tours of Dublin and was a Visiting Research Associate at the University of Texas at Austin in 2015.