I am a senior lecturer in English Literature, teaching both core courses and specialist modules. I have held a number of major administrative roles at departmental level, and am currently Programme Lead for the BA English degree.
My research explores the writings of early modern English and Irish women (c. 1550-1730), the social and cultural relationships which constrained them, and the often complex relationship between manuscript and print-publication in that transitional period. I have given presentations on my work at Birmingham, other UK universities, and the Bodleian Library, and at international conferences such as the Renaissance Society of America. My monograph Producing Women's Poetry, 1600-1730: Text and Paratext, Manuscript and Print was published by Cambridge University Press in April 2013.