I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Public Health, Policy and Systems, Institute of Population Health, University of Liverpool. I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Work and Family Research US Network. In my research, I examine how funding impacted on target populations (e.g. nutritional quality) and on the operations of community food organisations (e.g., sustainability), specifically whether the provision funding have made a difference in the service that food aid organisations provided to their clients as well as in organisations’ infrastructure and ways of working. Moreover, I research the relationship between paid and unpaid work, primarily exploring the role of food in making families and communities. Before joining the Department, I held research positions at The University of Hertfordshire, The University of Manchester, and The University of Warwick, developing intersectional and interdisciplinary research on health, digital relationships and creative methods.
I use a combination of qualitative techniques, observations, digital photography, interviews, focus groups and fieldnotes to explore complex dimensions of society. In my post, I use predominantly quantitative methods such as survey and secondary data analysis.
I am also a member of the Mandala Consortium a research project focusing on transforming urban food systems for planetary and population health. Moreover, I am a member of the Food Policy Research Group and Food Insecurity Research Group at the Institute Population Health.