I am doing my PhD in Sociology at the University of Surrey, focussing on how LGBTQ+ individuals use dating and hook-up apps and how they impact concepts of community. I am currently in my first year and finding my feet within the department.

Previously I completed my masters in Gender without Borders at Kingston University where I completed my dissertation, entitled “The Lived Experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals.” Whilst completing my masters I worked in a specialist autism unit at a local secondary school, this was a challenging but enjoyable job.

My undergraduate degree was completed in Cornwall with a 2.1 in BSc (Hons) Combined Social Science, awarded by Plymouth University. This is where my love of Sociology began.

If you’ve made it this far, this is an overview of my progress so far. However, as we know there’s always lots of events and experiences in amongst these milestones.