I am a geographer working at the intersection of political ecology and environmental justice. My research is concerned with understanding and theorizing justice in the context of environmental governance dilemmas. I have contributed to debates around the neoliberalization of nature (particularly water) and the urban politics and governance of climate change. Recently, I have been working on the politics and pursuit of climate justice in civil society through a British Academy/Leverhulme funded grant, and my research is currently developing in two directions. In theoretical terms I am working on the intersections between the ‘capabilities approach’ to justice and environmental justice claim-making. In empirical terms, I am working on the political ecology of coal in the context of climate change.
I have a PhD in human geography from the University of Sydney, and have worked in the Department of Geography at Durham University and the Department of Geography and Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews.