Bio

 

I am a post doctoral researcher on the HORN Project at the

University of Liverpool and Visiting Scientist at ILRI, Nairobi. 

Formerly, I was the postdoc on the Livelihoods Project at SIID,

University of Sheffield.

 

I wrote my PhD at Liverpool John Moores University under the

supervision of Dr Conan Leavey and Dr Hannah Timpson, and formerly

with supervision from Dr Penelope Philips-Howard and Dr Caryl Beynon.

 

My PhD was examined by Professor Justin Willis and Jo Frankham.

 

My heros of ethnography include most notably Phillippe Bourgois, Paul Farmer, Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Alice Goffman, and Robert Pool.

 

I built my own home in Kenya in 2013 on the side of a mountain looking out towards Tsavo West and the Usambara Mountains in Tanzania.

My main home is in Ongata Rongai, just outside of Nairobi, with my daughter and a menagerie of rescued animals.

 

I am a biker, currently riding a 1983 Yamaha DT 175.

I am also an artist, and you can find out more about my work, and exhibition dates, here.

 

I have three dogs - Hector the Hungarian Vizsla lives in England, and Kamaavi (Marvin, a rescued street dog) lives in Kenya(mostly eating and sleeping).  Timau, the German Shorthaired Pointer, also lives in Kenya and is my very helpful research assistant.  I have two cats, called Loki and Ambrose, a cow called Wrinkle (main skill: eating curtains) and four chickens called Odin, Juno, Athena and Medusa.

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