I am interested in social, economic and ecological interactions and trade-offs within land use systems. Approaches typically apply data and computationally intensive techniques, such as agent-based modelling, and use high-performance computing, to improve understanding of these complex systems. For example, in my PhD the role of bioenergy in decarbonising energy production and delivering other societal benefits was considered. My current research focuses on food security, including, the development a new global agricultural land use and food security model (with a detailed spatially specific response to intensity and without an equilibrium market assumption), analysis of the drivers for agricultural land use change, and the role of diet and waste in agricultural land use.

My vision of success for collaborative research is to work together towards a shared goal, where each individual brings a unique and complementary set of skills and knowledge.