I hold a PhD with the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. My thesis, 'Of Other Places: Theming Geography, Identity, and History' examined the articulation of place, cultural identity and history within themed environments. I joined the University of Westminster in 2004, initially as a research fellow with the Central Cities Institute working with Marion Roberts on several studies into the night-time economy. Since 2007, I have been employed as a post-doc research fellow then Lecturer.
Since joining Westminster I have worked on several qualitative research projects, principally concerning the urban renaissance and the night. My research examines town and city centres after dark with a focus on gender/sexuality and public space, the 24 hour city, pleasure, and late-night drinking cultures.
I was on the PhD supervisory team for Dr James Morgan's 'Gambling with Regeneration: Open Access Casinos and Seaside Resorts', Dr Atepheh Amid's critical examination of late-night culture(s) in Iran, Dr Greg Cowan's work on stations and urban design, and Dr Maja Jovic's study of branding and post-conflict cities. I welcome PhD proposals from students working in the field of late-night culture, leisure and urban space.