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I am a Geographer who works on the politics and history of abortion. I began my work in this area by looking at the place of abortion in society in early 20th-century Lancashire. I discovered the continuation of a long tradition of herbal medicine and faith healing in an era when the increasing power and reach of biomedicine was becoming evident. My more recent work has taken a more contemporary turn to explore the politics of abortion in the present. As a geographer, I am interested in the differences in the legal regulation of abortion around the world and, in particular, the slippage towards more right-wing policies in the USA. I am currently exploring the legal geography of buffer zones round abortion clinics in the UK.

In general, my academic interests are feminist geography, legal geography, history, politics and gender studies.