I am originally from Zimbabwe, being brought up in the sunshine in Harare. I came to Edinburgh in 1998 to study Zoology, graduating in 2001. I then worked for a year as a community care nurse, before completing my MSc in Environmental Management at Stirling University in 2003.
Apart from my academic interest in Environmental and Social Justice, I am actively involved in several social justice campaigns and organisations, including the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and G8 Alternatives. I am a pacifist and a member of the Scottish Green Party, and attend Quaker meetings in central Edinburgh and Portobello. I play the violin and piano in chamber groups and orchestras in Edinburgh, and can often be seen cycling between the Geography Institute and Portobello, where I live with Peter, Richard and my rather large tabby cat, Henry.