Personal profile

Research interests

LGBT+ belonging, inclusion, and community

Gay culture & sexual identities

Auto/biographical writing, media, film, & representation

Interdisciplinarity, public engagement & participatory research

Student & learner identities, belonging, and inclusion



My interdisciplinary research focuses on LGBTQ+ belonging and inclusion in different places and spaces, with expertise in narrative and autobiographical representation across different media and genres. I have particular interests in the study of male homosexuality across cultures, and the mediation of sexual identities online and their impact on wellbeing.

I have also published widely on twentieth-century women’s writing, masculinity, philosophy of education, and student belonging.

I teach across humanities and social scientific courses, and have particular interests in interdisciplinary education.


Teaching specialisms

I have taught across a range of English Studies, Education Studies, and Academic Writing programmes. I currently supervise students on the DClinPsy and Professional Doctorate schemes.

I welcome prospective PhD students in any of my research or teaching interests. Please send me an email to discuss your ideas. 

Education/Academic qualification

English Literature, PhD, De Montfort University

Award Date: 15 Dec 2017

Victorian Studies, MA

Award Date: 5 Mar 2013

History and Sociology, BA (Hons)

Award Date: 1 Jul 2011


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