john-o-groats-7Kia ora, I am a researcher, writer and tutor working across the disciplines of political science and human geography.

My research largely approaches how communities respond to and cope with burgeoning social, political and environmental challenges.

I’m also interested in our relationship with the outdoors and how we perceive ‘nature’ and history.

Since being in the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010/11 in Aotearoa New Zealand I have been specifically researching the role of communities in responding to and recovering from disaster.

Alongside research and writing I have a passion for education. My background in university tutoring has led me to teaching in a diverse field of subjects. This experience, combined with my earlier work in environmental education and facilitation allow me to communicate complex ideas to a broad range of audiences.