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PhD Candidate in English Literature, University of Bristol

I am an AHRC-funded English Literature PhD student working with the University of Exeter and University of Bristol.

I completed my Undergraduate Degree in English Literature and Comparative Studies at the University of Warwick in 2012. I completed my Master's Degree in Education at the University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth, in 2017, while working full-time in schools.

I have seven years experience teaching English in rural comprehensive secondary schools in Somerset - with three years as Head of Department for English and Drama.

I am a singer-songwriter and poet drawing inspiration from rural life and experience past and present. I was a semi-finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2011. I contributed to the BBC Radio 4 Documentary 'Dorset Rewritten' in 2014.


  • –present
    PhD Researcher in English Literature, University of Exeter


  • 2017 
    Plymouth Marjon University , MA in Education