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Last updated 24th March 2023

Biography

Jodie researches representations and experiences of people who travelled around Britain (including Romanies/Gypsies and canal boat people), and the cultural significance of Britain's industrial waterways. The texts she examines date from the eighteenth century to the present. In 2016 she was appointed the Canal & River Trust’s first Honorary Research Fellow. You can watch a YouTube video about Jodie’s research on canal boat people. She strongly believes in communicating academic research to wide audiences, and works with TV producers, charities, museums and heritage organisations, schools and others. In 2021-22 she was Director of Enterprise and Knowledge Exchange for the School of Arts and Humanities. In 2022-23 she was Acting Head of Department for Communication and Humanities. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Representations of Romani people in Britain
  • Waterways and their cultures since the eighteenth century
  • Race, gender and identity
  • Travel and mobility

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