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My early career was in the organic food industry where I held management and consultancy roles. I was also brought up on organic smallholdings. For some thoughts on organic food production please visit this page. I also ran an arts-based club for children with twin ponies Hunky and Dory (see right). These varied life experiences help to shape and inform my scholarship as an ecocritic.  

On returning to education I pursued studies in literature and environment, taking a BA in English Literature and an MA in Philosophy (nature pathway) before going on to my doctorate in English (University of Surrey). I also have many years experience offering academic support to students with disabilities and have additional interests in inclusive learning pedagogy.


  • HEA Fellow. 

  • Assistant Editor (English) for Ecozon@

  • Research specialisms: contemporary literature, especially 21st-century fiction, ecocriticism (including postcolonial and literary animal studies), literary theory and continental / European thought. My interests include issues of globalisation, politics and sustainability, and I have interdisciplinary interests in environmental philosophy and environmental anthropology.





Meet the twins, Hunky and Dory. I rescued the twins at an auction house when they were foals. They are now in their mid 20s and in retirement at the worderful Escape Animal Sanctuary and Conservation Centre.

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