Every year, the CCRI is fortunate enough to offer a placement to an undergraduate student. This year is no exception and a couple of weeks ago Jonnie Felton joined the CCRI team and has been settling in. We asked Jonnie to put a few lines together to introduce himself to CCRI followers.


“I’m a BA Geographer, studying at the University of Sheffield, and I’m with the CCRI on a year’s placement as part of the ‘Degree with Employment Experience’ programme offered at the University. I’m primarily a social and cultural geographer, but my interests are broad: ranging from cosmopolitanism to social inequality and development geographies.


As a research assistant, I will (hopefully) be immersed in various projects throughout the year, but I have already been involved in a number of activities since my arrival. I’ve been conducting a literature search on happiness and subjective well-being; transcribing a telephone interview on vet confidence in measures to address bovine TB in rural areas; and reviewing a proposed online short-course about collective action and the commons.


On a personal level, I’m an avid music fan with a burgeoning collection of vinyl records and CDs.”


Edit – Jonnie is also a keen Sudoku-er!

Jonathan Felton