I was appointed as a Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Southampton in autumn 2017. Prior to my current post, I worked at the University of York as a Postdoctoral Research Associate on the ‘Mediating Cultural Encounters through European Screens’ (MeCETES) project (www.mecetes.co.uk), an international project on the transnational production, distribution and audience reception of European film and television drama. I have also worked at the Centre for the Study of Media and Culture in Small Nations, University of South Wales, and the Centre for Cultural Policy Research (CCPR), University of Glasgow. I have an MA in Cultural Geography from Royal Holloway University of London and a PhD in Human Geography from Swansea University. My PhD, which was funded by an AHRC Doctoral Studentship, examined the relationship between art, cultural policy and national identity in post-war Wales.
My current research focuses on: European film industries, national and transnational identities, film audiences, and quantitative research methods. I have published in The Routledge Companion to World Cinema, Transnational Cinemas, Comunicazioni Sociali, Journal of British Cinema and Television, Visual Culture in Britain, Journal of Contemporary British History, and Cultural Trends. I also edited the book The Media in Europe's Small Nations (CSP, 2014) and I am currently working on a monograph on the cross-border circulation and reception of contemporary European film.