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I began my career as a secondary school geography teacher, working primarily in London and Singapore. In 2014, I transitioned to working in higher education and took up a post as Lecturer in Geography Education at IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society, where I worked for eight years. I joined Moray House School of Education and Sport in August 2022. 

During my time at IOE, I worked in teacher education (including leading the Secondary Geography PGCE), and supervised students at Masters and Doctoral level. I also established and convened an undergraduate module in UCL’s Geography department ‘Geography Education’, which critically examined the complex and multi-faceted relationships between geography, education and everyday life. Finally, I co-chaired IOE’s Early Career Network from 2021-2022. This was a cross departmental role which involved working with a range of colleagues to explore how best to support and empower colleagues in the first stages of the academic careers, and to co-create more just educational spaces. 

I completed my PhD part time whilst working full time in schools and latterly in higher education. My thesis was an investigation into children’s geographies and their value to geography education in schools. My research is interdisciplinary, considering the relationships between children, geography and education. I am particularly interested in children’s geographies and children’s rights, and considering how education can empower young people in their lives and futures. I am also interested in geographies of education, particularly in considering how in/justices are (re)produced in, and through, education, and the relationships between education, space and place. I have a significant research interest in geography education, and I am interested in how geography is constructed, represented, taught, experienced and perceived in schools and universities. My focus is mainly on education in urban contexts, and I retain a particular interest in London. 


  • L Education (General)
  • Geography Education
  • G Geography (General)
  • Children's Geographies
  • Geographies of Education


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