I completed my BA and PhD in Sociology at Monash University in Melbourne in the 1990s. Since coming to Britain in 2000 I have held research fellowships and teaching posts at Lancaster University, The University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and The University of Liverpool from 2006. My research focus to date has involved a sociology of Harm Reduction policies and practices. Research monographs Object Matters: condoms, adolescence and time (MUP, 2008) and Social Science of the Syringe: a sociology of drug injecting (Routledge, 2017) examine the history of safe sex education and Needle Exchange programs from a socio-material perspective.
- Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (University of Liverpool 2010)
- AF Warr Memorial Lectureship (University of Liverpool 2009)
- Anglo-Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship (Competitive Fellowship, Royal Academy of Engineering, London 2001)
- Simon Marks Post-doctoral Research Fellow (Competitive Fellowship, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, The University of Manchester 2001)
- Director of MA in Social Research Methods, MRes in Sociological Research, and MRes Criminological Research