I joined the University of Liverpool as a lecturer in September 2017 following the completion of my PhD, awarded by the University of Manchester. My doctoral research explored ethnographically the increased preference of ‘entrepreneurship’ and entrepreneurial initiatives in education, and in communities marked as ‘disadvantaged’, looking to the impacts and transformations of class relations as a result of this. More generally I am a sociologist whose research interests span areas of inequality, entrepreneurship, education, 'space' and architecture, and social theory.
From October 2018-2019 I was an ESRC postdoctoral fellow. The research examined 'entrepreneurial investments' in the Academies Programme in England. This research was two-fold, it considered elite actors in the academies programme (venture philanthropists, sponsorship and policy interventions), and the everyday negations of those engaged in, with, and against academies.