Writer

I’m and avid reader and love to write about anything and everything.

Interests include dystopian studies, children’s literature and initial teacher education. My poetry, short fiction and academic articles have appeared in print and electronic form, including: AestheticaThe Birmingham Journal of Language and LiteratureEducation in Practice & Writing in Practice (National Association of Writers in Education), Dyst: Literary Journal, Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine, The Crank and Bandit Fiction.

Simply click on the links below to view some of my recent work.

Creative

  • Dust: poem published in Cafe Afra, (Summer 2018).
  • Creative and Critical Digressions – reflections on my Creative Writing/English PhD.
  • Interview for BBC Radio Leicester FM – Word Waves (February 2017): Reading of poem (The Shoe) and opening section from new novel The Recollector (podcast available).
  • Aesthetica Magazine: Two short fiction pieces – Leather Inc and Doin’ Time, Doin Fine.

Professional

  • Cornwall Teaching School’s Annual NQT Conference (2021): Strategies for fostering creativity in your classroom.
  • University of Warwick (2020): workshop for CTE’s ‘Research in Action’ Annual Conference: Teacher Manifestos.
  • University of Leicester (2020): Guest speaker seminar, Imagine If You Can: Thoughts on writing in the Dystopian Genre.
  • Gateway Alliance (2020): Developing Teacher Presence Workshop for Primary PGCE.
  • Bath Spa University (2019): Guest lectures to Secondary PGCE BSTs during induction: Educational Learning Theories and Managing Workload/Stress.
  • Developing Online Mentoring Provision during the Covid Crisis, (Cornwall SCITT, 2020); practice paper in draft form, (TBC).
  • Interview for Radio Scilly (2020) promoting DfE expansion pilot project as part of Cornwall SCITT.
  • DfE’s expansion pilot (Warwick, 2018): A devolved ITE Model for schools in Opportunity Areas.
  • Outstanding Mentoring Practice (Warwick University): UCET Conference (2015)

Academic

On the horizon …

  • The Knowing Ones: children’s fiction (2021).
  • Hideous Progeny: reflections on the ways in which the failings of technology and science have informed a range of dystopian texts centred on memory and identity, including my own work, The Recollector, (2021).
  • Impact’ article (Chartered College of Teaching): ‘Lessons from Lockdown for a Cornwall MAT)

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