Natalie first came to Keele University as a BSc Dual Honours Psychology and Sociology undergraduate student in 2004, before going on to complete a Masters of Research in 2010 and a PhD in the Sociology of migration in 2016. Upon the completion of her PhD, she joined the Keele Foundation Year Centre as a Teaching Fellow of Sociology and Social Sciences and subsequently became the lead of the Social Science programme.

Natalie became a lecturer of Sociology and Social Sciences, as well as the Head of the Business, Humanities and Social Science Foundation year programmes in 2022. She is also a member of the Foundation Year Network and the British Sociological Association.

Research and scholarship

My research interests are:

- Experiential learning and pedagogy
- Migration and Asylum
- Identity, Home and Belonging.


Foundation Year
Module leader for:
FYO-00263 - Foundations in Social Science 1 (Stigma and Exclusion)
FYO-00265 - Foundations in Social Science 2 (Migration and Mobility)
FYO-00269 - Advancing Social Sciences (Walking, Talking, Stoke-on-Trent)

Teaches on:
FYO-00267 - Foundations in Social Science 3 (Politics of Representation)
FYO-00271 - University Research Portfolio Social Sciences

GRT-40023 - Approaches to Research Design and Process