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I am a Presidential Fellow in Urban Studies in the Geography Department and the Manchester Urban Institute at the University of Manchester. My research is focused on the politics of the urban environment in an era of climate crisis, with particular interests in the governance of water and waste. I was previously a postdoctoral fellow with the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town and a visiting researcher at the University of São Paulo, and I have conducted extensive research in São Paulo, Brazil and in South Africa. My current research is dedicated to understanding the relationships between climate crisis, financial capital, and infrastructure in cities marked by intense inequality. 

I am a managing editor of the Situated Urban Political Ecology webspace and a board member of the AAG Urban Geography Specialty Group

Please get in touch if interested in pursuing graduate study at the University of Manchester, especially if interested in questions of urban infrastructure, climate change, urbanization, political ecology, or water governance.  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Sustainable Futures
  • Manchester Urban Institute
  • Manchester Environmental Research Institute


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