My research explores the temporal organisation of social life as it pertains to patterns of everyday consumption that matter for sustainable development and public health.
“When I was alive, I believed – as you do – that time was at least as real and as solid as myself, and probably more so.
I said ‘one o’clock’ as though I could see it, and ‘Monday’ as though I could find it on the map; and I let myself be hurried along from minute to minute, day to day, year to year, as though I were actually moving from one place to another. Like everyone else, I lived in a house bricked up with seconds and minutes, weekends and New Year’s Days, and I never went outside until I died, because there was no other door.
Now I know that I could have walked through the walls.”
(The Skull in Peter Beagle’s The Last Unicorn, . Cf. Eviatar Zerubavel’s Hidden Rhythms,  1985, 43.)
My work draws on various ideas from theories of practice to explore how certain ways of living and consuming take hold, how they become reproduced and how they change. In particular, I focus on the spatial, temporal, and embodied qualities of patterns of doing, living and consuming that impact on environmental sustainability and public health.