I received my doctorate in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford and a Masters in Ethnobotany from the University of Kent. After 18 months of fieldwork among the Limbu in the northeast of Nepal, I completed my DPhil (PhD) in June 2010. Previously, I had carried out research in Bolivia among the Amazonian Tsimané as part of the TAPS research and training programme. I had also lived and carried out fieldwork among the Wichí of northern Argentina, the Mbyá-Guarani of Paraguay, and travelled extensively across South and Central America, from the dusty villages of the ‘Impenetrable’ Gran Chaco to ex-Sandinista cooperatives of Nicaragua.
Since completing my PhD, I have worked as a freelance writer – for the New Internationalist magazine – and researcher for Food Ethics Council and new economics foundation (nef). I am currently involved in research for the newly launched Campaign for Real Farming and the College for Enlightened Agriculture, as well supporting the development of the Permaculture Association’s Polycultures Research Project and volunteering at Sustain.
I am currently based in London, UK.