Post-doctoral and PhD research
My postdoctoral research focused on the geographies of animal disease and biosecurity and I worked on the two following projects:
Bovine TB: risk factors and understandings of animal disease (DEFRA)
From 2013-2014 I worked as a Research Fellow at Cardiff University on a DEFRA funded project led by Dr Gareth Enticott. As part of the project we worked with the Animal Health Veterinary Laboratories Agency to develop a set of social risk factors which could be incorporated into epidemiological mapping of bovine tuberculosis (bTB).
Between Nov 2011 and Dec 2012 I was an Associate Research Fellow at the University of Exeter on an ESRC project entitled ‘Biosecurity Borderlands’ ( led by Professor Steve Hinchliffe). Here, my research into animal health, disease and science and society, allowed me to explore themes of biopolitics, immunity, risk and knowledge practices associated with farming and agriculture. See http://www.biosecurity-borderlands.org for more info.
PhD Research (Great Western Research)
Geographies of poverty and exclusion across rural and coastal communities
My PhD research examined the uneven geographies of poverty and exclusion found across rural and coastal communities in the UK. I’m particularly interested in how housing and urban regeneration policy affect and relate to the development of social justice within rural and coastal communities.