Personal profile


  • PhD (University of Edinburgh)
  • MSc (University of Edinburgh), Counselling Studies
  • BA (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano), Social Work

Research Interests

  • Intersectionality and childhood and youth
  • Interdisciplinary, arts-based approaches to activism and change
  • Childhood, emotions and activism
  • Children’s rights and participation in research, policy and practice
  • Ethical issues in research with children

I am a member of the Children and Young People Thematic Hub and Childhood and Youth Studies Research Group.  

I am a co-convenor of the Race and Inclusivity in Global Education Network (RIGEN).

I am an affiliate of the Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI) and an associate researcher at the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships.


I teach in the areas of

  • children's health and well-being
  • children, education and social justice 
  • child and family sociology 
  • childhood practice research and ethics 
  • research with children, methods and epistemologies
  • social justice and intersectionality

From 2016 - 2021, I have been the Programme Director of the BA Childhood Practice.


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