My current research focuses on D. H. Lawrence, literary biography, modernism, and the literary marketplace. I am the author of D. H. Lawrence: A Critical Biography (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016) and editor of D. H. Lawrence in Context (Cambridge UP, 2018). am under contract to write the volume on Lawrence in a new series by Wiley-Blackwell entitled 'The Life of the Author'. An important facet of my research has entailed discovering new materials related to Lawrence's life and writing practices. For example, since 2010 I have edited and annotated recently-discovered correspondence for the annual Journal of D. H. Lawrence Studies; in March 2013 I published an article in the Times Literary Supplement on my discovery of an unpublished Lawrence manuscript.
I am founding editor of the Journal of D. H. Lawrence Studies: I edited this journal from 2006-2011 and currently act as Advisory Editor. I am on the Editorial Board of the journal Katherine Mansfield Studies. I have reviewed articles for both of these journals, and for the D. H. Lawrence Review, and I have reviewed manuscripts and book proposals for Palgrave, Oxford UP and Cambridge UP. I am Director of the D. H. Lawrence Research Centre in the School of English (part of the School's Centre for Regional Literature and Culture); President of the D. H. Lawrence Society of Great Britain; and a member of the D. H. Lawrence Society of North America.