I write and teach poetry and have published four poetry books, Occupation (2009), Lessons in Mallemaroking (2011), Hide (2013) and The Hill (2017), as well as having poems in a number of anthologies. I particularly enjoy introducing students to contemporary poetry and helping them discover the excitement of writing a good poem. I also have an interest in writing for well-being and often run workshops for community groups.
Fellow, Higher Education Academy
Member, National Association of Writing in Education
Member, Lapidus (writing for wellbeing organisation)
HM4007: Poetry: Foundations and Legacies
HM5101: Poetry and Poetics
HM7109: Teaching Creative Writing
I am currently researching the critical response to women's poetry and bias in published reviews of women's vs men's poetry and the local history of civil disobedience and how it can be used in contemporary poetry to explore notions of place and ownership.