I studied for both my BSc in Geography and my MSc in Archaeology at the University of Liverpool before completing my PhD in Geography at the University of Sheffield.
I joined the School of Geography at the University of Nottingham in January 1998.
In January 2017 I joined the University of Liverpool as APVC for Research and Impact in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
I have held various roles including Honorary Secretary for Research and Higher Education for the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers, 2008-2014).
- Winner of Leverhulme Trust Prize (Prize, Leverhulme Trust 2005)