Personal profile


Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (Kent), PhD in English Studies (Kent), MA in English Studies (Manchester), BA in English and Classics (Manchester)

Research interests

Early modern theatre, performance and prose fiction;

popular culture and book history;

the reception of early modern writers and the literary canon;

gender, queer and disability studies;

pedagogical theory and practice.

Research projects

Before Shakespeare: The Beginnings of London Commercial Theatre, 1565-95. Follow the project on Twitter @B4Shakes.

Professional affiliations

Malone Society

Society for Renaissance Studies

Shakespeare Association of America

Consultancy work

Shakespeare's Globe Working Party

Cambridge University Press Working Party

Ministry of Defence consultancy


Early modern drama and literature

Performance studies

Literary theory


Disability studies


Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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