Originally from the UK, I've been writing professionally for over 30 years on a multitude of subjects, including music, the arts, lifestyle, psychology, sustainability, health, and women's issues. During the 1990s, I published two books on women and rock culture, and began my psychotherapy training which led me into academia. I have presented my work at academic conferences, chaired and facilitated panel discussions, and spoken at cultural events in both the UK and Australia, and have broadcasting experience on radio and TV.
I hold a BA (Hons) in Humanities (English/Classics) from the Polytechnic of North London (1987) and an MA (Hons) in Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies from the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex (2003). I am also a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist with a post graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Arts, and a post-graduate diploma in Transpersonal Counselling. I am currently researching a scholarship-funded Creative Writing PhD, focusing on domestic noir fiction from a feminist perspective, at the University of Tasmania.
Recent publications include a chapter on psychopathology in thrillers in Antiheroines of Contemporary Media (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020) and a journal article in Clues: A Journal of Detection (McFarland, 2021).