Hi, and welcome to my webpage.
I am currently a PhD student in the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Born in Leeds I completed my undergraduate studies in History and Sociology at the University of Warwick before spending 3 years working for a number of non-governmental organisations in South Africa, the UK and India.
I returned to studying in 2008 completing and MSc in Social Policy and Development at the LSE. I then spent a year working in both India and the UK on a number of youth based projects before commencing my PhD studies in 2010.
Since starting my studies I have continued to work as a consultant a number of projects including the Reading the Riots project, a collaborative study between the LSE and Guardian newspaper, as well as on a number of UNFPA and DFID funded youth programmes for leading NGO, Restless Development.
I have served as young trustee for Restless Development and continue to be a member of their Programme Quality Committee. I am also a member of the Social Policy Association and the British Sociological Association. I am currently a PhD student representative responsible for liaising between staff and research students in the department as well as organising regular social, and academic, events.
BA History and Sociology, University of Warwick, 1st Class
MSc Social Policy and Development, London School of Economics and Political Science, Distinction
MSc Social Policy Research, London School of Economics and Political Science, Distinction
2012, LSE Partnership PhD Mobility Bursary. Awarded to undertake three months research with academics at the University of Cape Town
2011, Titmuss Prize for Outstanding Performance in a Dissertation. My research examined youth participation in the development of the National Development Plan in Uganda
2010-2014, 1+3 ESRC Studentship
2009, Titmuss Prize for Outstanding Performance in a Dissertation. My research examined young people's understanding of the right to safe sex in South Africa.