I am Reader in English Literature and English Subject Leader at the University of Surrey. My research interests are in ecocriticism (the study of literature and environment) and British Romanticism. I was president of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, UK and Ireland, from 2011 to 2015.
In addition to being on the executive committee of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, UK and Ireland (ASLE-UKI). I am also a member of the editorial board for the journal Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism.
In 2012, I held a Visiting Fellowship at the Australian National University and, prior to that, was a lecturer at the University of Exeter.
I am currently completing a book on climate change fiction.