Research Output per year
I joined the University of Huddersfield in 2008, having taught previously at a number of universities, including The Open University. I was awarded a PhD on the novels of Michèle Roberts from the University of Aberdeen in 2002. I also completed a PGCE in Further and Higher Education at the University of Wolverhampton in 2002. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
I am the Co-Director for the Dementia and Cultural Narrative Network. I am the Primary Research Collaborator on the project 'Ageing and Illness in British and Japanese Children's Picturebooks 1950-2000: Historical and Cross-Cultural perspectives', funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (9880000 yen).
I am the External Examiner for the Humanities Programme at the University of Hertfordshire.
Research Expertise and Interests
- Writing beyond the second wave: ageing into postfeminism and beyond
- The ageing female body in literature and culture
- Narrating dementia
- Writing the third and fourth ages
- Ageing across and between generations in literature
Research Degree Supervision
I am currently main supervisor for two PhD students. Their topics are affect, adaptation and filmic autobiography, and creative writing: fantasy and illness.
I am main supervisor for three MA by Research students. They are researching: gender and the gaze in action film; AI and contemporary film; and Margaret Atwood's speculative fiction.
Research output: Book/Report › Book
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Research output: Contribution to journal › Editorial
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Activities per year
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Organising a conference, workshop, ...
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk