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Research interests:

PhD, University of Dundee.
Intersections of waste and unwanted materials with the lives of African street youth.
A qualitative secondary data analysis of the Growing Up on the Streets dataset, exploring the intersections of waste and unwanted materials with the lives, daily interactions and survival strategies of street youth in three African cities.
Jun – Nov 2021, Policy Research Intern for Developing the UNICEF Children’s Climate Risk Index, University of Edinburgh, School of Geosciences.
Working as part of a collaborative team to support UNICEF in developing a Children’s Climate Risk Index that can estimate the impact of climate change on children, both now and in the future.

Career history:

Jun – Nov 2021, Policy Research Intern for Developing the UNICEF Children’s Climate Risk Index, University of Edinburgh, School of Geosciences.
The Children’s Climate Risk index estimates the impact of climate change on children, both now and in the future. My research has determined and implemented a suitable methodology to identify populations of children that are likely to be exposed to mosquito borne diseases now and in the future.

2019 – 2020, University of Dundee, MSc Sustainability, Distinction.
CEPMLP Trust Sustainability Prize for best Sustainability student 2019/20
Dissertation: ‘Towards Zero Waste: A framework of Influences for Perth’ brings together academic literature, policy and primary qualitative data to identify the factors affecting the transition towards zero waste for the city of Perth and the local community.
Modules included: Energy and Climate Science Policy and Litigation, Just transition to a Low-Carbon Economy, Principles of Sustainability, Research Training and Project Planning, Qualitative Methods in Social Research, Research in Practice, Sustainability in Contemporary Cities.

2017 – 2019 Career break

2012 – 2017 Work in the third sector, specifically engaging with communities on topics of local and global concern.

2004 – 2012 Data roles in financial services.

1998 – 2002, University of Edinburgh, BSc (Hons) Mathematics, 2:2.

Active research projects:

PhD, University of Dundee.
Intersections of waste and unwanted materials with the lives of African street youth.
A qualitative secondary data analysis of the Growing Up on the Streets dataset, exploring the intersections of waste and unwanted materials with the lives, daily interactions and survival strategies of street youth in three African cities.
Jun – Nov 2021, Policy Research Intern for Developing the UNICEF Children’s Climate Risk Index, University of Edinburgh, School of Geosciences.
Working as part of a collaborative team to support UNICEF in developing a Children’s Climate Risk Index that can estimate the impact of climate change on children, both now and in the future.

Recent publications:

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