I gained my PhD at the University of Birmingham, researching critical age theory in the acquisition of grammar, whilst working as a teacher of the deaf. Much of my subsequent research is about understanding the processes and experiences of marginalised people, and what this means practically, politically and philosophically.

Institutional profile

I am a senior lecturer at the University of Chester. I supervise masters and doctoral research in various forms of marginalisation. I am currently analysing data from two research projects: one exploring the experience of Palestinians living in the West Bank; and the other detailing the lives of chronically homeless people and the areas within which they live. Both projects are concerned with the themes of belonging and not being regarded as having the right to belong.