Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing, University of Westminster

Stemming from my PhD in contemporary Scottish women’s Gothic writing, I am particularly interested in the Gothic tradition and more broadly in fiction and film that address gender and national concerns. Fields I am an expert in include Scottish Gothic and Contemporary Scottish Fiction and, in particular, the works of Ali Smith. I am currently completing a book on Bond Girls, which reassesses the characters’ significance in the novels by Ian Fleming and the EON film franchise.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Contemporary English Literature, Scottish and Gothic Fiction, University of Westminster


  • 2004 
    University of Glasgow , PhD Scottish Literature