I am a Tutor on the Infrastructure Space atelier at Manchester School of Architecture, working with MArch2 students. I also work part-time as a Senior Tutor in Planning and Environmental Management at the University of Manchester. I recently completed my PhD in Architecture at the University of Manchester, achieving a pass with minor corrections in September 2022.
My PhD dissertation, "A Critical History of Urban Regeneration in 20th Century British Architecture and Planning, 1960s-1980s", concerns the social and political history of 20th century urban decentralisation in the United Kingdom, including its often-posited end-point: the rise of inner city redevelopment policy in the 1980s. I reassessed this history by making use of methods from architectural history, and by looking backwards from the perspective of a well-posited turning-point, the London Docklands Development Corporation, which was my primary case study. My research is both informed by, and seeks to contribute to, contemporary debates in urban theory, notably on the concept of Planetary Urbanization. My PhD was supervised by Prof Lukasz Stanek and Prof Kevin Ward, and was examined by Prof Nicholas Phelps (University of Melbourne) and Dr Lea-Catherine Szacka.
In Semester 1 2021-22 I worked as a Course Unit Lecturer teaching a Masters of Architecture Research Methods Workshop which I designed, entitled "Urban Anti-Urbanism in the 20th Century." The course introduced students to various intellectual and methodological approaches for conducting research, intersecting historical and contemporary disciplines.