I am a social anthropologist with interdisciplinary research interests encompassing care, work, feminisms, civil society, health, welfare and the state. Much of my research explores how waged and unwaged forms of caring work are structured and defined by gender and class, amongst other things. I'm currently leading a British Academy funded qualitative study, exploring experiences of giving and receiving care in home settings during the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020-2021, in which I compare perspectives of home care workers, volunteers and carers in urban and rural regions of south-west England.
My earlier ethnographic and qualitative research has been undertaken in the Czech Republic and the UK, funded by the UK Research Council, the British Academy and non-profit sector organisations.
In my current role as Principal Lecturer at Bournemouth University, I teach the following modules on undergraduate sociology, anthropology and criminology programmes: Understanding Globalisation, Introduction to Social Anthropology and Doing Ethnographic Research.