Research Interests

My research interests are varied and range from:

Public Policy and Administration
Social Justice
European Union Policies
Environmental Economics & Food Security

I am a member of the Political Studies Association (PSA) and a member of the Public Policy and Administration specialist group

Currently I am active on topics around the UK housing crisis (the Grenfell Tower Fire) and Food Security.
At present, I am working on a PhD research proposal.

Latest research analysis and news updates:

11 February 2021 / Housing

Government announces billions to fix cladding on high-rises

The number of high rise apartment blocks wrapped in combustible Grenfell tower-style cladding totals around 470 (‘Grenfell Tower-Style Cladding Identified...
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31 October 2020 / Public Policy and Administration

Evidence based policy making – A discussion

Many imperatives can lead to the utilisation of policy-based evidence (PBE), rather than evidence-based policy making (EBPM) of which this article will seek to explore.

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15 August 2020 / Housing

Covid 19: The generational housing divide

Amongst many of the financial issues Covid-19 has wrought in the short run, the social issues are no less damaging but are not quite as obvious.

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9 May 2020 / Rail

The Varsity Line: Connecting Oxford and Cambridge

The Varsity Line connecting Oxford and Cambridge is due to re-open in 2030. Bidwells cites it as a new line, however, there was a Oxford-Cambridge connection until closed in 1968 due to the beeching cuts.

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13 January 2020 / Rail

To help England’s north, link it up – The Economist

A review of a recent Economist article on the subject of transport and linking the country up. Arguing the case for HS2 and its improved rail links to the existing network, the capacity it will provide and the reduction in congestion on the West Coast Mainline.

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5 December 2019 / Food loss, The Environment

Meat: A threat to our planet?

Having watched the BBC documentary recently on the topic of Meat production and the threat it poses to our planet. I thought a short assessment on the documentary would be appropriate.
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21 July 2019 / Food loss

Climate change and chickens in Nigeria

Behavioural instruments could also be trialled to get those farmers that are more economically better off, to share their resources and knowledge with the benefit of decreased losses and increased production for both parties.
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4 June 2019 / Food loss, The Environment

June 2019 Food Thinkers seminar

The UK is facing the biggest overhaul of UK agrifood policy since the end of the Second World War. EU Exit, 25-year Environment plan, National Food Strategy and Agricultural bill signal the need for coherent policy development.
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7 May 2019 / Food loss, The Environment

Climate impacts on food security

Climate change is set to impact sub-Saharan Africa and other developing states who are already food insecure markedly. One of the solutions beside reducing emissions, is that of effective knowledge-transfer which can reduce Post-Harvest losses and increase food production.
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7 May 2019 / Food loss, The Environment

The push to consume insects instead of traditional farmed meat

Is shifting to insect protein the answer to solving the climate, environmental and food security? Or should more caution be exercised in pushing such diets as the sole answer to interdependent issues?
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