I completed a B.A. (Hons) in Political Sociology, an M.Sc. in Sociological Research, and a Ph.D. in Sociology, all at Lancaster University between October 2006 and July 2013. My postgraduate studies were funded by the ESRC.

In August 2013, I moved to the Sociology Department at the University of Manchester and taught (amongst others) a course on the Sociology of Consumption developed by colleagues working in the Sustainable Consumption Institute. During this time I applied the ideas that I had worked on in my doctoral thesis to addressing issues in public health and to preparing a project on sustainable consumption in large organisations and institutions.

In September 2015, I was appointed to one of Lancaster University’s 50th Anniversary Lectureships and moved back to the Sociology Department at Lancaster. I currently lead a project called Institutional Rhythms which is part of the DEMAND Centre.

When I’m not working, I enjoy keeping fit, practising martial arts, and trying to read philosophy!