I received my PhD from the University of Edinburgh, following an undergraduate degree in English Literature and an MSc in Writing and Cultural Politics. Between 2008 and 2013, I taught in the department of Theatre, Film and Television at Aberystwyth University as Lecturer in Theatre and Performance where my teaching ranged across areas including applied and social theatre, improvisation, sexuality and gender in performance and performance writing / writing for the stage.
My research and teaching are focused on the intersection of contemporary performance practices, cultural politics and queer theory. I also write about identity, interaction and play in new media performance, including videogames. I am the author of Contemporary British Queer Performance (Palgrave Macmillan 2012), which offers a materialist genealogy of recent queer performance and argues for the significance of collaborative practices and non-traditional venues.
Since 1999, I’ve regularly performed in and produced comedies, improvisation and dramas at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.