I am a Lecturer in Responses to Climate Crises at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (University of Manchester). I bring together the fields of climate change, mobility, and medicine to research vital mobilities: movements of people, goods, and information that impact life chances.
My current focus is on how goods, such as blood, saline IV solution, and personal protective equipment, move from the point of donation/manufacture to the point of care, and in what ways these supply chains are vulnerable to a changing climate.
I am on the advisory committee of Doctors within Borders, a project that examines how mobile populations, such as asylum seekers, access health care (Wellcome Trust). Previously,
I held postdoctoral fellowships at the Centre for Medical Anthropology (University of Edinburgh), the Centre for Mobilities Research (Lancaster University), and the Liu Institute for Global Issues (University of British Columbia). My doctoral dissertation (Memorial University), won an international Mobile Lives Forum Award and is the basis for a book, Under the Weather: Mobility in the Climate Crisis (currently under review).