I am a lecturer at the Department of Geography and Earth Science at Aberystwyth University.   My research focusses on migration, multiculturalism, and participation.  I am currently Primary Investigator on a project examining how immigrants from A8 countries – those central European countries which joined the EU in 2004 – contribute to their local communities.  This project is part of the ESRC-funded WISERD Civil Society Research Centre.


I was raised in Ystalyfera, near Swansea in southern Wales.  I was educated at Ysgol Ystalyfera and the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.  I graduated with first class honours in Geography and International Politics in 2006, before winning a Welsh-medium teaching studentship.  I received my MA in Political  Geography in 2007, and my PhD on the everyday experiences of Muslims in western Wales in 2011.  I was appointed to a Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol lectureship in Human Geography in 2011.  I was Moore Institute Fellow at the National University of Ireland, Galway in 2015.  I am a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers – the RGS-IBG) and am Secretary of the RGS-IBG’s Social & cultural Geography Research Group.



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