I am a graduate in Social Work (BA hons) and a postgraduate in Children, Youth & International Development (MA hons) from Brunel University London. At present, I’m a doctoral student at the Institute for Development Policy and Management – The University of Manchester, exploring the impact of representations of Africa in NGO fundraising campaigns on UK-based African Diaspora communities. I have an abiding interest in representations of Africa(ns) in Western media particularly those that feature in and as part of NGO communication and photojournalism. Broader research interests include, postcolonial analyses of histories, discourses and visual representations of Africa(ns) and International Development as well as, geographies and social studies of childhood and youth.
Before joining the Institute for Development Policy and Management I was commissioned by Reading Buses to work as an independent research consultant alongside Dr. John Barker (Brunel University), Prof. Sophie Bowlby and Dr. Steve Musson (University of Reading) to map, explore and analyse young people’s mobility patterns. A pdf copy of the research report for Reading Buses can be found here.
For a copy of my CV (updated Jan 2016) please click here.