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.