- Placements & Fieldwork Officer, Department of Geography
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Margi’s role as Placements & Fieldwork Officer for the International Development Masters programme spans research, teaching and administration. She sets up and manages research-focused placements with around 40 globally distributed host organisations, teaches on the Masters field class, and helps prepare taught postgraduate students for independent field research. Margi originally graduated from the University of Cambridge and has an MA in Social & Cultural Geographies from the University of Sheffield. She has spent much of her career working for national and international environment/development organisations in the voluntary and public sectors.
She is currently completing her PhD on the intersection of community-based forest conservation and international volunteering, based on ethnographic fieldwork in Kenya. She has also worked as a research assistant on two projects closer to home: one looking at the role of community activists involved in regeneration of the River Don corridor in Sheffield, the other exploring cultural ecosystem services generated by the River Derwent in the Peak District. Her research interests focus on the multiplicity of perceptions, priorities and practices involved in people’s relationships with the “natural” environment, especially issues around environmental values, governance and knowledge, in both global North and global South.