I am a Lecturer in Human Geography at The University of Manchester, interested in:
- Post-foundational political theory and its applications within Geography
- Debates surrounding the post-political, de-politicisation and re-politicisation
- Accounting, metrics and standardisation
- The relation between carbon accounting and politics
- Smart, sustainable and zero-carbon cities
- Disciplinary debates
Much of my recent work has focused on the (post)politics of carbon accounting. This research explores the politics of territorial carbon accountability and challenges the idea that standard-setters and expert accountants are neutral. My research has asked what expert accounting and standardisation have meant for politics and considered what it might mean to repoliticise accounting.
Conceptually, post-foundational political theories have animated much of my research. I am particularly interested in the work of Jacques Rancière and the roles that post-foundational political theories might play in Geography
A-Level Geography Resource
When I was completing my A-Levels I started this blog as a record of my Geography notes. I covered both the physical and human components of the syllabus.
I've been contacted by students and teachers alike who have told me that it has been a useful resource. It's for this reason that I've maintained it ever since. The A-Level syllabus is ever changing so please do not use this site as the sole resource for your work.
Good luck with your studies!
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