I am an Associate Fellow in Film & Television Studies at the University of Warwick. I have recently published the monograph Paranoid Visions: Spies, Conspiracies and the Secret State with Manchester University Press. This explores the history of the spy and conspiracy genres on British television, from 1960s Cold War series, through 1980s conspiracy dramas, to contemporary ‘war on terror’ thrillers. It analyses classic dramas including Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979), Bird of Prey (1982), Edge of Darkness (1985), A Very British Coup (1988) and Spooks (2002-11).
I have published articles in the Journal of British Cinema & Television, the Journal of Intelligence History, and Adaptation. I have taught across a variety of departments at the University of Hull, the University of Westminster, the University of Warwick, and the University of Leicester. I was co-organiser of the international conference Spying on Spies: Popular Representations of Spies and Espionage (The Shard, London, 3-5 September 2015).