Penny is a third year PhD researcher from the UK. Prior to joining Loughborough in October 2021, they studied Psychology at York St John University (2017-2021), achieving a Bachelor’s degree with first-class honours and a Master’s degree with distinction. They were awarded a prize for the highest scoring dissertation and overall programme prize during their Masters.
Outside of their studies, Penny is the Arts Coordinator for the PhD Social Support Network and regularly hosts cosy craft evenings for fellow doctoral researchers.
Grenfell Tower and Remembrance: Understanding How Community Projects Commemorate the Fire and Appeal for Justice.
PGR Supervisors: Cristian Tileagă and Richard Bramwell
Penny’s research interests are in discourse, collective memory and social justice. They are interested in how community-led projects offer a space to help Grenfell-affected people come to terms with the effects of the fire and can also be a space where social justice is advocated for. How creating YouTube videos, quilting and music does commemoration and resistance work.