I have been associated with the Open University since 2005 as an Associate Lecturer, before starting as Staff Tutor in 2008. I did my undergraduate degree at The University of Wales, Cardiff, before returning to my hometown of Sheffield to undertake postgraduate study. I received a distinction for my MA English Literature and took up a funded place for a PhD looking at Early Modern erotic poetry, which I completed in 2008.
Whilst working towards my PhD I also taught at three institutions (University of Sheffield, the OU, and Chesterfield College), and completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education at Sheffield. This allowed me to develop my research interest in online education, as sparked by my work at the OU. Since coming to the OU as staff tutor I have been developing my interest in Widening Participation.
OU/WEA collaboration: Arts & Humanities at the Open University: Education for Employment | WEA
Cheshire Women's Collaboration (Women’s Collaboration | Kate Blakemore): The 'Crewe Factory Girl' project (Autumn 2022)
|Renaissance and Early Modern Research Group||Group||Faculty of Arts|
The development of the later English Restoration impotency poems (2013-04)
Papers on Language and Literature, 49(2) (pp. 172-202)
From image to word: the making of Pietro Aretino's satire in I sonetti lussoriosi (c. 1527) (2013)
Genre, 33 (pp. 117-148)
Breaking down barriers with tablet technology for teaching (2012-07)
Educause Review Online
Social and political satire in the impotency poems of Rémy Belleau and Thomas Nashe (2011)
Early Modern Literary Studies, 15, Article 3(3)
The Impotency Poem from Ancient Latin to Restoration English Literature (2014-12-23)
ISBN : 978-1-4724-2202-6 | Publisher : Ashgate | Published : Farnham