Senior Lecturer in Human Geography
Department of Geography
University of Canterbury Te Whare Wananga o Waitaha


PhD Western Sydney University, Australia
MPhil Development Studies Massey University, New Zealand
BA Environmental Studies Massey University, New Zealand

Research Interests

I am human geographer specialising in economic, development and feminist geographies. My fieldwork is primarily ethnographic, and takes place in Australia, New Zealand, and the western parts of China. My research gathers around the themes of everyday life and social change. I am passionate about rethinking the ways that we live with the earth, in light of resource depletion, climate change and unequal (for humans and non-humans) access to the necessities and pleasures of life on earth. I believe human geographers are ideally situated, at the nexus of 'nature' and 'society', to theorise and enact the social change required to turn around the environmental degradation our scientist colleagues have documented.