In October 2013 I moved back to the UK to take up a position as Lecturer at Keele University. Keele is a campus university situated on an estate that was owned by the Knights Templar prior to the 16th Century when it was purchased by the Sneyd family. Keele is near the towns of Newcastle-Under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent in North Staffordshire approximately halfway between Manchester and Birmingham.
From September 2012 to September 2013 I lived in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada while completing a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Victoria. Victoria is the capital of British Columbia and is located on Vancouver Island. It is approximately 60 miles from both Seattle and Vancouver on the mainland. Victoria has beaches, parks, shopping… and skiing nearby! I lived in a cute area about 10 minutes walk from downtown, 10 minutes walk from Cook Street Village, and 20 minutes from the beach.
From 2010 to 2012 I lived in the Museum District area of Richmond, the capital of Virginia, USA. The area had a lovely atmosphere with tree-lined avenues, beautiful houses, and lots of cafes and bars within walking distance of my apartment. Richmond is very well located on the east coast of the US – it is two hours from the sea, two hours from the mountains, and two hours from Washington DC.
Before moving to the US I lived in Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK for 10 years while completing my BSc, MSc, and PhD in the Institute of Psychological Sciences at the University of Leeds. Leeds is a beautiful vibrant city with lots of great bars, restaurants, cafes…. and great shopping.
I grew up in Hertfordshire, UK, in between two small villages about 30 miles north of London. It will always be home.