I joined the University of Birmingham as a Lecturer in Drama in September 2015. Before this appointment, I taught at the University of Leeds, Manchester Metropolitan University, and Aberystwyth University. I have also been guest lecturer/workshop leader at Universitat de Barcelona and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. My teaching portfolio comprises areas as diverse as theatre semiotics in practice, introductions to theatre history and performance studies, overviews of 19th and 20th century European theatre, and specialist units on contemporary British and Irish theatre, and community theatre. The relationship between theatre and politics has been central to my teaching in these areas.
My own research specialism is in contemporary British theatre, and its intersection with political and philosophical thought. Part of my current research is supported by the international, externally-funded research project "British Theatre in the Twenty-First Century: Crisis, Affect, Community". For further details on my research, please see Other Activities and Publications.
My performance experiences include participation in Summer. (Salford) and The Reading Room (Manchester Central Library), both by the award-winning theatre company Quarantine.
Outside of academia, I have worked as a writer, producer and newsreader in the radio, and in the organisation of large cultural events.