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Research interests


I am a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Politics. I work in the area of ecological politics, researching socio-ecological transitions. 

My research interests are in the following areas:

  • Climate Justice
  • Just Transitions
  • Social Movements and Contestation
  • Political Rhetoric
  • Environmental Political Theory


I am the Climate Lead for the Bath UBI Beacon, an interdisciplinary project that researches how Universal Basic Income intersects with contemporary challenges. The stream UBI and Climate Change assesses the potential for UBI and related policies to contribute to just transitions and evaluates their capacity to enhance climate resilience. 


Other responsibilities

I have been Director of Impact and Knowledge Exchange since 2019. I am elected to University Senate (2023-2026). I am a former member of the Climate Action Framework Team (2019-2023). 

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 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Expert Reviewer, Member of the Peer Review College, Arts and Humanities Research Council

1 Jun 2022 → …


  • JC Political theory
  • Environmental Political Theory
  • Climate justice
  • Just Transition
  • JS Local government Municipal government
  • Urban Climate Governance


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