About me

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I’m Lecturer in Human Geography in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia (UEA).

My background is in human geography and science & technology studies (STS), and my research is united by an interest in the co-production of space, knowledge and power in the conjoined histories of environmental science and environmental politics.

I completed my PhD at UEA in 2013, where I worked on the geographies of climate change knowledges and the science-policy interface. Between 2013 and 2015 I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Geography, King’s College London, where I pursued new work on the cultural politics of climate change and on the historical geographies of meteorology and climatology. This led to a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship project on the history of the atmospheric sciences in Britain’s late colonial empire, which I pursued in the School of Geography at the University of Nottingham from 2015. I moved back to UEA in 2017 to continue that project and take up a lectureship.

I’ve also held visiting fellowships on the Science, Technology and Society (STS) Program in the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and at the Institute for Advanced Study on Media Cultures of Computer Simulation (MECS) at Leuphana University, Germany.

I’m a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and of the Higher Education Academy.

You can see my UEA profile here.