Personal profile


I am a Lecturer in the department of English and Creative Writing. My research and teaching interests include writing fiction for young readers, posthumanism, animal studies, new materialism and ecocriticism, with a focus on twentieth century literature, Anglo-American poetry and contemporary children's fiction. Prior to joining Roehampton, I worked for several years as a literary agent at Felicity Bryan Associates (focussing on middle-grade and young adult fiction). I have subsequent additional interests in, and also teach across, all areas of Publishing - with a specialism in Children's Publishing. At Roehampton, I sit on the editorial board of Fincham Press and am an Associate Editor of IJYAL (International Journal of Young Adult Literature). 

My AHRC-funded doctorate was awarded by the University of Oxford in January 2015. At Oxford, I was Editor-in-Chief of The Oxonian Review and Arts Editor at Bluestocking. I spent a year as a Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress in Washington DC.  


DPhil (University of Oxford), MSt in English 1900-Present Day (University of Oxford), BA (Hons) (University of Oxford). 

Research Interests 

Writing Fiction for Young Readers (Middle-Grade and YA)



Twentieth-century literature (including Mina Loy and Elizabeth Bishop)

Women's Writing 


Children's Literature 

Education/Academic qualification

DPhil in English Literature , University of Oxford

Award Date: 12 Jan 2015

MSt in English (1900-Present Day), University of Oxford

Award Date: 31 Aug 2009

BA in English Language and Literature , University of Oxford

Award Date: 31 Aug 2008

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