I graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a First Class degree in Geography.

Coming from the ‘human’ and ‘environmental’ sub-disciplines, I have undertaken units that have allowed me to conduct primary and secondary research in a range of environments. My final year Dissertation examined the ‘curse’ of natural resources on economic development.

My Dissertation: A study examining the Resource Curse Thesis

In October 2017 I was part of a team conducting research into refugees and their access to water in rural Uganda where we had the privilege to meet senior officials from the Ugandan Office of the Prime Minister and UNHCR – the UN Refugee Agency, as well as implementing partners, host communities, and the refugees themselves.

In addition to qualitative research, I have also completed units centred around Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing, and have developed my knowledge of a range of software packages including Esri ArcGIS, Erdas Imagine and QGIS.