My current research focuses on D. H. Lawrence, literary biography, modernism, and the literary marketplace. I am under contract to write the Critical Biographies volume on Lawrence for Wiley Blackwell. An important facet of this 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of D. H. Lawrence Studies; in March 2013 I published an article in the Times Literary Supplement on my discovery of an unpublished Lawrence manuscript.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 also interested in the regional contexts to Lawrence's writings. I recently published an essay entitled 'The Regional Modernism of D. H. Lawrence and James Joyce' in Regional Modernisms, eds. Neal Alexander and James Moran (Edinburgh UP, 2013).
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 for Palgrave and Oxford University Press. 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); a committee member of the D. H. Lawrence Society of Great Britain; and a member of the D. H. Lawrence Society of North America.