About Me:

I am a creative writer enthusiastic about fostering a love for reading and writing amongst children of all ages


With over five years' experience of working in junior and secondary schools, and two years teaching creative writing modules at the University of Southampton, I have combined a developing writing career with inspiring others to unlock their imaginations and put pen to paper.


Whilst completing my PhD studies, I have led numerous writing workshops, held the post of Writer in Residence on various community and school projects, and created live literature opportunities for the local area.


I am currently Lecturer in Creative Writing at The Arts University Bournemouth, helping to bring writing into the creative toolkits of students across many courses.

Reading my work at an event in Bournemouth Central Library, 2012

Bournemouth's excellent Literature Development Agency

Short CV:

Here's a short breakdown of my educational and professional careers to date:


  • BA English Literature (First Class Honours)
  • MA Creative Writing (Distinction)
  • PhD English Literature and Creative Writing


The Arts University Bournemouth



  • Lecturer (HE) Creative Writing
  • Creative Writer in Residence


University of Southampton


  • Module Tutor
  • Course Convenor and Module Tutor (Lifelong Learning)


Lit Up! Literature Development Agency (2011-present):

  • Writer in Residence
  • Guest Facilitator
  • Writer: Tailored Tales Project
  • Young Writers Programme Workshop Leader


Primary and Secondary Schools


  • Teaching Assistant
  • Creative Writing and Drama Workshop Leader
  • Fiction First Aid Writing Consultancy
  • Independent Consultant for schools running A Level in Creative Writing


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