Senior Lecturer in Literature, University of Wollongong

I have a BA in Classics from Oxford University and postgraduate qualifications in Cultural Studies from the University of Leeds. Before moving to Wollongong, I worked for seven years as the Lecturer in Reception at the University of Bristol where I directed the MA in Reception and Critical Theory. I work across the disciplines of Classics, literary studies, Cultural Studies, and fan studies, specializing in reception theory: how readers and audiences make sense of, and make use of, texts.

I am currently on study leave writing a book on Reception for Routledge's New Critical Idiom series, and planning a conference on Bad Reading at Wollongong in 2017.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Literature, University of Wollongong


  • 2005 
    University of Leeds, PhD
  • 1998 
    Oxford University, BA in Classics

Professional Memberships

  • Reception Study Society (US)
  • Australasian Classical Reception Studies Network
  • Fan Studies Network
  • Feminist Research Network (University of Wollongong)