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My research takes an interdisciplinary approach to education, social justice and human flourishing. I engage with contemporary theories across these domains, looking towards shaping a concept of  'sanctuary for social wellbeing'. I currently hold two Research Fellowships; UKRI Policy Fellowship hosted by the Centre for Homelessness Impact and the College of Policing (What Works Centres) (2024-26), and a British Academy Innovation Fellowship (2023-24).


I am the Institutional Research Culture Lead at the University of Roehampton. Since receiving my PhD (2017) I have been involved in over £1.2M of grant capture (2020-23), from 9 different awarding bodies, where 14 of 18 submissions I have led as Principal Investigator. I'm interested in exploratory research designs and knowledge exchange projects which focus on intervention development and evidencing.  

Prior to academia, I worked in the corporate sector, and I use these skills to foster knowledge exchange partnerships and enrich the research culture involvement of higher education institutions across third sector organisations, small to medium enterprises, local councils and advocacy groups. 

My core interests are in devising creative and novel approaches to address challenges faced by marginalised or high risk vulnerable groups in society such as the homeless, women and girls who are victims of domestic abuse and violence, looked after children, prisoners and high risk youth (suicide prevention).  

In 2022 I obtained the status of Full Accredited Researcher (Secure Research Service) from the Office for National Statistics. In 2020, I was shortlisted out of 450 members of teaching staff across the university for the Academic Lecturer of the Year award by the Roehampton Students' Union (RSU). 

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Professional Affiliations

HEA (Fellow) 

Higher Education Academy

SRHE (Member)

Society for Research into Higher Education

BERA (Member)

British Educational Researcher Association


UKLA (Member)

UK Literary Association

PESA (Member)

Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia

PESGB (Member)

Philosophy of Education Society

of Great Britain

AARE (Member)

Australian Association of Research in Education

Comprehensive Future 

Elected Steering Committee Member



Programme Director 

Diversifying Leadership Programme

Advance HE, 2021-present

Advisory Board Member

Research External Advisory Group

Advance HE, 2024-25

Chair of Research Integrity and Ethics Committee

Appointment Vice Chancellor's Office

University of Roehampton, 2023-26


Elected Member University Senate 

Academic Staff

University of Roehampton, 2021-2024

BERA Engagement Committee Member


BERA, 2021- present

Modern Slavery Peer Review College

Modern Slavery & Human Rights, Policy & Evidence Centre (PEC)

PEC, 2022- present

Co-Production Working Group Member 

National Academy for Social Prescribing

2022- present

Expert Advisor, COVID-19

Science Media Centre, 2022- present

SeNSS Strategic Thought Group 

Representative for UoR, South East Asian Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS)


BERA SIG Convenor 

Comparative and International Education

BERA, 2021- present

Student Success Coordinator 

School of Education

University of Roehampton, 2020-present

Head of Year 1 & 2 

School of Education

University of Roehampton, 2018-2020

Awards & Accrediation

Hestia Modern Slavery Training

Certificate of Completion, 2023

Full Accredited Research, Secure Research Service

Office for National Statistics, 2022- present

Academic Lecturer Award 

Roehampton Students' Union, Shortlisted, 2020

Diversifying Leadership Award 

Advance HE, 2020

External Examiner Certification 

Advance HE, 2020

Finalist: Best Paper Award 

Australian Educational Researcher, 2015

Outstanding Conference Presentation

European Union Centres

RMIT University, 2014

Best Conference

Presentation Award

Faculty of Social Sciences

University of Hong Kong, 2013

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