Our approach to the project
I am a Reader in the School of English at Sussex and I teach widely in Modernist and contemporary literature and culture, and have published on topics including psychoanalysis, Henry James, adolescence, and pop music. I'm on the EDI/Athena Swan committee for my School as BAME rep. I'm also a member of the steering committee of the interdisciplinary Centre for Research into Childhood and Youth. I was thrilled to take part in the first Co-producing the Curriculum workshops in the spring of 2019, working on one of the modules I convene, Thinking Literature 1, a large core first year English module.
I am a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology and International Development. His research focuses on Amazonia: its peoples, cultures and past and future development. His current work centres on the Purús-Manu Conservation Corridor in Peru where he is part of a team of local people, activists and researchers experimenting with collaborative methodologies to address local challenges and support forest conservation (http://share-amazonica.org/eventseventos/.
I believe that collaboration should be at the heart of all academic work, particularly in the field of International Development, from research, through outreach, to teaching. To this end he has been working with undergraduate students on his Social Change, Culture and Development module to explore the best ways of making learning as inclusive, expansive and effective as possible.