Currently I am working on the following projects. If you would like further information on any of them please email me.
- I am leading a project in partnership with Andrew Darnton called SCIP (Schools Culture Intervention Project) which aims to reconfigure the way that 'physical activity interventions' are conducted. The aim of the project is to understand the impact of school culture on phsycial activity participation - this uses a practice theoretical framework - and to intervention and evlauate the full value of the resulting systemic changes using the ReValuation methodology.
- I am leading a 3 year ESRC-funded seminar series on behaviour change. THe series closes in January 2017. Overarching aims of the series are to explore innovation in research, interdisciplinary and to improve communication between academics and policy makers interested in behaviour change. You can find out more here. Attendance is free.
- I am involved in evaluating The Daily Mile across South Gloucestershire, and for particularly establishing an understanding of its impact on children's body image.
- I am working on a project with Professor Agnes Nairn looking at the language children use to talk about the significance of material goods in their lives. The project uses data collected by UNICEF across three European countries and takes a Discourse Analysis approach.
- I am working on another qualitative project with Professor Nairn, Professor Isabelle Szmigin and Dr Yasmin Sekhon exploring the trajectory of consumption practices amongst Punjabi immigrants.
- I am part of a team from across five nations (UK, US, China, Belgium and France) quantitatively exploring and comparing the relationship between wellbeing, materialism and conformity amongst 13-15 year olds. This research will be the subject of a track at the Transformative Consumer Research dialogic conference in Villanova in June 2015 chaired by Professor Nairn.