About me


I was raised on a small farm on the Awhitu peninsula, between the Tasman Sea (Te Tai-o-Rehua), and the Manukau harbour, in Aotearoa New Zealand. My ancestors, two to four generations back, migrated to Aotearoa from various corners of England and Scotland (via Australia, India, China). My own wanderings have included living in Portugal, Brasil, Germany and now Scotland. I started higher education with a degree in Engineering, focused on hydrology and hydraulics, I then studied ecohydrology – connecting water to living beings. My current research uses concepts of hydrosocial and more-than-human to think about the social, political, material and ecological dimensions of water simultaneously. I am fascinated by how water connects socioecological worlds.

academic history

PhD – Geography; University of Stirling, 2018 onwards

MSc – Ecohydrology; CAU Kiel/IHE Delft/Uni of the Algarve/UFES, 2013-2015

BE(Hons) – Civil and Environmental Engineering; University of Auckland, 2010-2012

non-academic work

Together with my partner Iryna Zamuruieva, I have developed several art-research projects. Our main focus currently is the 🐖Pig Response Project 🐖 I designed the maps for the Walking- one sense at a time