…I have found my various interests becoming increasingly entangled with growing public anxieties about climate change both as it manifests in the present as well as in fears for catastrophic, even apocalyptic, futures.
I work as a consultant psychiatrist in the NHS in London with a longstanding interest in the social, spatial and political dimensions of health and wellbeing. In the past I have also been a lecturer and training supervisor in Interpersonal Psychotherapy at the Anna Freud Centre and worked as a clinical research fellow in the psychiatry of disability at St George’s Hospital. In recent years, I have found my various interests becoming increasingly entangled with growing public anxieties about climate change both as it manifests in the present as well as in fears for catastrophic, even apocalyptic, futures.
Alongside my day to day clinical work, I am an MSc student in the geography department at Birkbeck where I have been studying how questions of culture, power, environment and emotion affect human relations across borders and at different geographic scales. My dissertation research concerns the ‘emotional labour’ of our engagements with climate change and environmental sustainability; and how, through the relationships we make, we can continue to practice hope in the face of what can sometimes feel like overwhelming odds.
When I am not worrying about the future of the planet, I relax by reading and writing short fiction, climbing boulders, attempting to grasp the enchantingly strange philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, and following our pair of unruly hounds through the local woods.