I teach broadly in the field of development studies. My teaching aims to help students develop an understanding of the continuities, changes and debates in international development thinking, policies and practices. I am particularly interested in how global development policies translate into local contexts – for example, how gender mainstreaming or poverty reduction is interpreted, implemented or experienced at the national and local levels. I am also involved in teaching collaborations to enable students across universities and countries to apply their academic knowledge in realistic policy scenarios. My two main research fields are critical development studies (development volunteering, culture and social change, gender and development, poverty reduction) and social and cultural geographies of migration, ethnicity and race.