I am a Research Associate at The Open University and the University of Bath, with interests in the representation of climate change and energy in contemporary literature. My doctoral research looked at contemporary popular science writing and representations of science in contemporary British fiction and drama. From 2007-2010 I co-convened the Cultures of Climate Change research group at CRASSH, University of Cambridge. Since then, I have held positions at the Open University, the University of Edinburgh and as an AHRC Knowledge Placement Fellow at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). I am currently working on the AHRC funded¬†Stories of Change¬†project, a part of the cross-council Connected Communities theme, and in particular leading on the Energy Generation strand, and editing a journal special issue on ‘Stories of Energy: Literary, Historical and Ethnographic Perspectives’ with Prof Axel Goodbody.

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, an internationally recognized accreditation of quality and professionalism in higher education teaching.

Away from my desk, I like foraging, wild-swimming, wood-carving and that sort of thing. I play traditional Irish and English music on the fiddle in pub sessions in South London.