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Personal Statement

I'm an anthropologist specialising in the study of material culture, justice, and community. My research investigates how relationships between people and objects, or landscapes, affect their lives and the choices they make. My work helps in the design of better, fairer, practices and systems with the aim of contributing to sustainable and just management of material cultures and natural landscapes. 

I'm currently a Research Fellow based in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Strathclyde and embedded within a multi-institution interdisciplinary programme hosted by the University of Glasgow. 



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Anthropology, The University of Edinburgh, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science

Award Date: 28 Nov 2016

Master of Research, The Sociology and Anthropology of Health and Illness, The University of Edinburgh, College of Humanities and Social Science

Award Date: 26 Nov 2009

External positions

Lecturer , Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh

1 Sept 201629 Aug 2019


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