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. During her time at Leeds, Fran undertook a research trip to the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where she investigated the influence of migration and deprivation change on health and mortality differences between ethnic groups in New Zealand. 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-Director of the Centre for Spatial Demographics Research; sits on the Council for the British Society for Population Studies; and Membership Officer for the Population Geography Research Group (RGS-IGB).