I became hooked on Shakespeare in my second year as a student at Glasgow University when I was asked to write an essay on one of his sonnets. I continued with this when I became a research student, but then ended up mostly teaching his plays because they are more popular on University courses. From there I branched out into the works of his contemporaries, and I always teach this material in ways that make it as accessible as possible given that they died four hundred years ago.
Shakespeare Association of America
British Shakespeare Association
International Shakespeare Conference – premier bi-annual conference hosted in Stratford-Upon-Avon by the Shakespeare Institute; membership and participation is by invitation only.
Lectures, seminars and tutorials in Shakespeare and English Renaissance Studies; the Modern Novel; and Modern Drama. Supervision in Shakespeare and Renaissance Studies.
Shakespearean and Renaissance Drama on its own stage. Shakespeare in modern film and television performance.
Peer reviewer for the National Research Priorities system in Qatar. Consultant for development of postgraduate English teaching at the Majan College in Oman. Postgraduate Programme Leader for distance education programme in Dubai. Media work with BBC Radio, Television Scotland & Scottish Television
External Examiner at the University of the West of Scotland (Lifelong Learning).