I am a Reader at Manchester Metropolitan University, in the Faculty of Education.
I am an academic with a very wide range of interests: geography, space, sound, music, media, audio, childhood, schools, education, power, politics, participation, allergies, invasive plants, modernist architecture and Foucault. I previously studied geology. Where possible, I like to experiment with different media in my research.
I have published my work widely in journals and textbooks (see here), so I use this website to play around with material that doesn’t fit into these usual channels of academic publishing.
I also make music under the names Northworks, OTA (see here and here), and was previously one half of Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.