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Biography I am a Lecturer in Sociology within the School of Applied Sciences at Edinburgh Napier University. Prior to this I worked as a Research Assistant in the Employment Research Institute at Edinburgh Napier University.

My research interests lie in the sociology of culture, organisation and care. My research focuses on the interconnections between culture, economy and 'nature'; work within digital, cultural, health or public sector contexts; plants, gardening and organising sustainability; bureaucracy in society and culture; and cultural studies and 'conjunctural analysis'.

I have a degree in Management, a Masters by Research in Social Research and a PhD, all from Heriot-Watt University. My PhD examined the conflict between artistic freedom and the commercial pressures of work within the recorded music industry.

I am currently a co-investigator on a Leverhulme/British Academy Small Research Grant researching the work of producing sustainability in restaurant work. Prior to this, I worked on an ESRC-funded project investigating the use of temporary accommodation to house asylum seekers and refugees during the Covid-19 outbreak, and have previously worked on projects funded by the EPSRC, Carnegie and other funding bodies.
Research Interests sociology of culture; cultural studies; work and employment; organisation; social inequalities; cultural industries; digital labour; cultural labour; healthcare; social reproduction; nature; plants; conjunctural analysis
Teaching and Learning I have acted as the Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Social Sciences since 2020 and I teach across the programme in the area of sociology. I currently lead the modules Sociology of Media & Culture, Sociology of Work & Organisation and the introductory first year module Understanding Social Change.
PhD Supervision Availability Yes
PhD Topics I am interested in supervising topics that focus on topics of culture, work, organisation and care. I am particularly keen to look at topics that focus on cultural labour, care work, sociological approaches to plants/'nature' or cultural studies projects.