I am Senior Lecturer in Literature and MA Programme Tutor for the MA in Literature and Culture at the University of Hertfordshire
My research interests include eighteenth-century literature, literature and science, writing for children and young adults, vampire literature and culture. I convene the 'Open Graves, Open Minds' research project which is hosted by the University www.opengravesopenminds.com
I have published widely in literature and science and the gothic (particularly in the field of vampire and werewolf studies). My latest edited collection 'In the Company of Wolves' will be published in 2019, alongside a special edition of Gothic Studies I have co-edited on Werewolves and Wilderness. I am currently completing a monograph on the cultural history of the shadowless demon in literature and film, for publication in 2019/20.