I am a doctoral researcher and lecturer in architecture at the University of Plymouth. My architectural praxis looks to embodied ritualised connections to landscape in order to better understand and create places that nurture connection and meaning. This focus progresses ideas of place and identity through a range of ethnographic tools, including film, cognitive mapping and storytelling. Preceding her return to academia, I have worked as an architectural designer in New York, concentrating on adaptive reuse, regeneration and conservation of architecture. Prior to working in the USA, I worked in Shenzhen, China for two years; working on high-end interior design, conceptual architectural and landscape design.