I am a keen open water skier and recently took up Yoga, Barre, Rhythm and other fitness sessions.

In March 2020, I retired full-time from York St John University after over twenty years of teaching, research and leadership roles. My retirement coincided with the first lockdown. 

Whilst at York St John University, I took up the role of senior lecturer in August 2016 after moving to a part time role. Prior to this, I held several Principal Lecturer and Leadership roles.  

Prior to moving to an SL role, I had been involved in many strategic developments at York St John University.  I was Head of Department: Humanities, Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Arts (Student Experience)  and Principal lecturer responsibility for quality in the School of Management, Community and Communication (now York Business School).  

As Principal Lecturer with responsibility for the University’s Joint Honours programmes, I introduced new subject pairings and established a format for delivery which still underpins the Joint Honours awards today.I teach on the Shakespeare module, the Contemporary MA and Literature’s employability module.  I also contribute to the University’s Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.

During my time as Head of Department, I oversaw the introduction of new programmes in Creative Writing, Geography, War Studies and American Studies.

I am interested in Digital Learning and has developed Distance Learning modules for students who are studying abroad for a semester.

I am completing my PhD at the Shakespeare Institute: University of Birmingham.  The thesis focuses on Maria Aberg’s work for the Royal Shakespeare Company (2012-2018). My research is on Contemporary Shakespeare Performance.

My blog is betweentheactsblog.com


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