About me

I am a researcher specialising in the geographical aspects of career development. I work across the fields of career education and guidance, educational sociology, geography and youth studies. I have particular expertise in small rural communities, especially islands.

Methodologically, I have an MSc (with distinction) in research methods which has given me a good grounding in a range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies. I have particular expertise in qualitative research methods especially longitudinal qualitative interviewing.

My PhD focused on the career and migration routes of young higher education students from the Scottish islands of Orkney and Shetland.

I currently work as a lecturer in Career Guidance and Development at the University of the West of Scotland. I am based in the islands of Orkney.

You can see a summary of my publications on my university profile page.