Employment - Education - Projects
PhD “Eventful Geographies of Live Music” (Pending) Royal Holloway 2008-2012
Independently planned, researched and wrote a thesis about live music venues in London. Built contacts with venues, managed relationships with differing groups of stakeholders and carried out qualitative research. Worked with social media data from Twitter, Songkick, Last.fm, Facebook and YouTube, alongside traditional methods, to produce a multi-media analysis of the cultural construction of places, spaces and live events. Presented work at national conferences. PhD to be awarded 2012 pending viva.
MA “Cultural Geography” (Merit) Royal Holloway 2007-2008
Conducted a study on the online and offline communities surrounding the hobby of geocaching (GPS-based treasure hunting). Investigated how these communities interacted with different locations through technologically mediated means of communication, interaction and exploration. You can read my dissertation about geocaching here.
BA “Geography” (1st Class) University of Birmingham, 2004-2007
Award 1st class degree. Completed a dissertation about the music of Sufjan Stevens and independently travelled to Illinois to carry out ethnographic research. Read the full document here.
A Levels & GCSEs Merchant Taylors School 2004
English Literature: A