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Senior Lecturer in English and Creative Writing, University of Salford

My research specialism is in children's literature, in particular the young adult novel, which I also write as part of my creative practice. I am widely published. I write fiction for young adults and children and also shorter fiction for adults.

My creative practice and research interests also include experimental writing, writing in other languages, historical writing and speculative writing.

I completed a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing in 2007, shortly before I came to the University of Salford. Previously I taught creative writing at the University of Portsmouth and the University of Wales, Bangor.


  • –present
    Senior lecturer in Enlgish and Creative Writing , Univiersity of Salford


  • 2007 
    University of Wales, Bangor, PhD in Creative and Critical Writing