I am an Assistant Professor (aka Lecturer ASER) of Sociology at the University of Essex.
I am a sociologist of life extension. I study how we can spend more of our time living. I am particularly interested in how structural inequalities can be addressed through socially responsible time use policies. My research broadly encompasses areas of stratification, well-being, social networks, migration, gender, economic sociology, and demography.
My work has been funded by the UKRI's Economic and Social Research Council, National Science Foundation, United States Agency for International Development, UC Berkeley's Canadian Studies Program, UC Berkeley's Social Sciences Data Laboratory, and by the Soros Fellowship for New Americans.
I have collaborated with the Colchester Borough Council, the Barcelona Time Use Initiative for a Healthy Society, Eurofound, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, and the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative.
When not pondering the minutia of time, I love traveling (preferably by motorcycle, boat, or train), photography (especially ephemeral street art), painting (mainly acrylic), studying internal martial arts (perpetual beginner in chen style tai chi, bagua, hsing-i), binge watching time travel movies (I know... just when you were starting to like me... well, no one's perfect) and playing my handpan and didgeridoos.