Fran joined the department in August 2017 as a Lecturer in Population Geography having previously worked at Queen Mary University of London (January 2016 – July 2017). Fran completed her PhD at the University of Leeds (2012-2015) exploring the nature of ethnic inequalities in health and explanations for changing health gradients rooted in migration, deprivation change and social mobility. Fran holds an MSc in Social and Spatial Inequalities (Distinction, University of Sheffield, 2010-2011) and a First Class BA (Hons) in Politics (University of Sheffield, 2006-2010).
Fran is co-Chair of the School Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Committee, co-Impact Lead for Geography & Planning, Early Career Academic representative for the School Research Strategy Group, and academic lead for the Quantitative Methods Stream in the North West Social Sciences DTP. Fran sits on the Council for the British Society for Population Studies, is Communications Officer for the Population Geography Research Group (RGS-IGB), and is Chair of The Equality Trust.