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PhD Topic: "Exploring the Perceived Link between Urban Agriculture and Sustainability in Municipal Urban Food Strategies within the United Kingdom’s Sustainable Food Cities Network"

This PhD research focuses on how cities in the UK are developing local-level food strategies with sustainability as a central framework, and how local food production is intended to address local needs and objectives. Using the Advocacy Coalition Framework, this work explores the beliefs held by policy makers surrounding sustainability and local food within council-civil society partnerships, and how these are negotiated to create a strategy.


  1. Post Graduate Certification in Academic Practice, City University of London, United Kingdom, Dec 2018
  2. Master of Applied Science - Environmental Applied Science and Management, Ryerson University, Canada, Sep 2012 – Jul 2014
  3. Bachelor of Arts - Environmental Studies and Geography, Bishop's University, Canada, Sep 2005 – Jun 2010


  1. Owner/Operator, Little Woodbatch Market Garden, Sep 2017 – present
  2. Teaching Assistant, City, University of London, Oct 2015 – Dec 2016
  3. Teaching Assistant, Ryerson University, Sep – Dec 2013


French (can read, write, speak and understand spoken).


Geographic Areas

  • Europe
  • Europe - Western


Professional activities

Other (2)

  1. PhD Tutor, The Brilliant Club
    The Brilliant Club is a charity promoting fair access to highly-selective universities by placing PhD students and Post-Docs into non-selective state schools.
    Role Involved: Teaching Key Stage 2 Students at two schools in Newham, East London, during Autumn 2016.
  2. Owner/Operator, Little Woodbatch Market Garden.
    Our family farm in rural Shropshire is a two-acre market garden serving the local community. Inspired by my academic research and some of the innovative small-scale farming happening in Canada and Europe, this is a community-focused farm designed to support the social, environmental and economic life of the town we live in. Production includes a variety of fruit and veg in a low-till permanent bed system and forest garden..