Academic profile

PhD  co – supervised  by Professor Peter Tyler and Mr Kelvin MacDonald, FAcSS, FRTPI, CIHCM, FRSA. PhD Advisor: Professor David Howarth

Solicitor and Fourth Year PhD candidate researching Government Decision Making using the Case Study of the Airports National Policy Statement (the preferred policy of new aviation capacity in the South East of England through the creation of a third runway at Heathrow Airport). This research evaluates the operation of the planning decision making framework through the outcomes of stakeholder inputs, rather than the decision itself.  Conceptual framework draws on planning theory from the work of Professor Bent Flyvbjerg and Dr Andreas Faludi.




Lectured at and supervised extensively at the University of Cambridge to undergraduates and  postgraduates in Planning: Judicial review and environmental law aspects and their role in infrastructure planning under the Planning Act 2008.

Undertaken Bridging the Gap teaching at the University of Cambridge and external lecturing for outreach and diversity and inclusion programmes run both at the University of Cambridge and Oxford.   Undertaken external lecturing with the Institute of Art and Law and invited to speak with Jyoti Hosagrahar, Deputy Director of the World Heritage Centre, Unesco.  Lectured at and participated in panel events for Cambridge Zero.

Research interests

Infrastructure planning and the impact of Judicial Review on decision making in infrastructure planning both at policy and permission stages. Constitutional aspects of decision making relevant to infrastructure planning. Democracy, consultation of stakeholders and the outcomes of the operation of these on effectiveness of decision making in infrastructure planning.


Environment, public policy, public law, constitutional law, infrastructure planning law, infrastructure planning.