Human Geography Alumni
PhD Researcher in Human Geography (ESRC 1+3)
Geography, University of Exeter
Start date: September 2013
Graduation date: July 2018
Research topic: Entwined becomings: older people’s experience of post-disaster recovery
I am a poststructuralist geographer interested in how subject experiences and responses can resonate through different practices and performances. My research has involved undertaking qualitative data collection (narrative interviews and participant observation) in Christchurch, New Zealand where the region has experienced multiple earthquakes. I am focusing particularly on how those of older generation make sense of, cope and persist in the face of continuing adversity. I am interested in the types of practices which emerge and how this contributes to understandings of subjects and places as continuously becoming.
Research supervisors: Professor Paul Cloke, Dr Jennifer Lea