I completed my doctoral thesis at Balliol College, Oxford in 2007 and went on to lecture at Bath Spa University and St Anne’s College, Oxford before joining Southampton as a teaching fellow in 2008. I was made a research fellow in 2009 and a lecturer in 2010. I currently convene Southampton's MA in Creative Writing.
I enjoy thinking about 20th century poetry and fiction in relation to music and art, and am currently writing a study of literary-musical collaboration and modernity. Other research interests include contemporary British fiction and the work of British poet and novelist Stevie Smith.