I have taught landscape architecture at MMU since 2011, specialising in planting design, landscape and architectural theory and history, and the MLA dissertation. I came to studying landscape via training and working in horticulture and garden design, eventually completing my PhD about complex emergent public engagement with high-speed rail at MMU in 2019.

My current research interest is in vegetation-led design and in controversial landscapes at different scales, including low traffic neighbourhoods, high-speed rail, and rewilding projects. My research work is independent and has recently been funded by two grants from the Landscape Research Group. Community participation, landscape justice and collaborative design are therefore my areas of expertise through my PhD as well as through practice experience in codesign of low traffic neighbourhoods, as a Senior Urban Designer for Sustrans. I also teach about plants in landscape architecture at the University of Sheffield.

For me, it is a great pleasure and privilege to support students as they learn, and to see the world through their research and writing.