I joined Cardiff University in 2015, having previous worked at the University of the West of England in Bristol. My first academic interest was in Renaissance poetry but I now specialize in children's literature.
I am the author of two monographs and the editor of five academic volumes, as well as having published six novels for children and young adults. I am also associate editor of the journal Children’s Literature in Education.
I am part of the School's English Literature research theme.