I am a Research Fellow based in the Department of International Studies: Languages and Cultures at Macquarie University. My research to date has focused on theatre, opera, adaptation and community, with a particular interest in the ways that musical and operatic adaptations of Shakespeare and other playwrights for the spoken stage have been used to create and maintain various forms of local, national and international community, both in the past and today. My current research project examines the ways in which the Australian director Barrie Kosky has rethought community in artistic and practical terms, especially in his work with the Komische Oper, Berlin.
As well as my PhD from UNSW, I have a Masters in Shakespeare and Theatre from the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, and separate honours degrees in Theatre Studies and in Opera Studies from the University of Manchester/Rose Bruford College. Prior to turning to academia, I had a career as a lawyer, both in-house and in private practice, and have an LLB(Hons) in Law and French from the University of Edinburgh.
Research Fellow, Macquarie University
University of Birmingham, MA(Dist) Shakespeare and Theatre
University of Manchester/ Rose Bruford College, BA (Hons 1) Opera Studies
University of Edinburgh, Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice
University of Edinburgh, LLB(Hons) Law and French
University of Manchester/ Rose Bruford College, BA (Hons 1) Theatre Studies
University of New South Wales, PhD English and Theatre Studies
Beyond Falstaff in 'Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor': Otto Nicolai’s Revolutionary 'Wives', Music and Letters
Adaptation Studies, Convention, Vocal Production and Embodied Meaning in Verd's 'Macbeth': Rehabilitating the Brindisi, or, Lady Macbeth Unsexes Herself, Australian Literary Studies
Salieri's 'Falstaff, ossia le tre burle' and 'The Merry Wives of Windsor': Operatic Adaptation and/as Shakespeare Criticism, Cambridge Opera Journal
'All Shook Up' and the Unannounced Adaptation: Engaging with 'Twelfth Night''s Unstable Identities, Theatre Journal