I specialise in understanding and interpreting place, in particular I explore the way in which the evolution of place and our perception of it is influenced by traditions, cultures and ideas.


My output draws upon narratives of nationality, identity and belonging. I am particularly interested in how abstract concepts such as these shape places and how the arts - written and visual - help us to better understand these concepts and their influence on place.   


My work has been published and exhibited both nationally and internationally; I have also contributed to a number of television programmes about place. 


I am based in the Department of Architecture and The Built Environment at the University of the West of England, Bristol where I lead the BA (Hons) Architecture & Planning degree (RIBA/ARB/RTPI accredited) and where I lecture in narratives of place and also run a design studio.

In International Waters - January 2014