Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor of international relations in the School of Government and International Affairs (SGIA), Durham University, UK. I am also a research associate (non-resident) in the Global Risk Governance Programme, University of Cape Town, and a Fellow of the Global Policy Institute, Durham University. My research focuses on the theories and practices of environmental security, particularly water conflict and cooperation in the Anthropocene.
My first book, Security in the Anthropocene: Reflections on Safety and Care, co-authored with Clifford Shearing, was released August 2017 by Transcript Press. It explored the implications of the Anthropocene on dominant ideas about security. For more of my recent scholarly work, see Research.
Prior to joining SGIA, I completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the International Centre for Comparative Criminology, University of Montreal. Between 2014-2015 I held the Global Change and Sustainability Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Cape Town and was an affiliate researcher with WWF-South Africa. I received my PhD in political science from The University of Western Ontario in 2014.