My research interests focus on landscape change and continuity in developed brownfield sites. In my PhD, Perceptions of landscape continuity and change, I examine how the qualities of the derelict might be incorporated into the regenerated landscape and the stakeholder responses to this type of design approach and my new book, Reimagining industrial sites: changing histories and landscapes, published by Routledge in 2018, takes these ideas further.
I offer an advisory and consultancy service for developers interested in the regeneration of brownfield sites and I have my own design practice based in London. I have designed gardens and landscapes throughout the UK and in Europe. I am a Fellow and former Vice Chair of the Society of Garden Designers; the leading UK professional body for garden design. I am also the co-owner with Alex Johnson of DesignWild Associates, specialising in designing gardens for wildlife. We formed DesignWild Associates in order to bring together our wide range of experience in both design and ecology to create exciting wildlife gardens in contemporary urban settings.
PhD Landscape University of Sheffield
MA Spatial Culture Middlesex University
BSc Maths University of Bristol
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Research into landscape change and continuity in developed brownfield sites
Garden and landscape designer