10/2016 – 06/2020 PhD English and Creative Writing, University of Chichester.

Thesis: Squall: A collection of matrifocal poems and an accompanying study on the artistic embodiment of mothering experience in the poetry of Vicki Feaver.

01/2019 The Open University online short course: The Body: A Phenomenological Psychological Perspective.
01/2019 The Open University online short course: An Introduction to Material Culture.
07/2013 – 12/2015 MA Creative Writing (Distinction), University of Chichester.
09/2007 – 04/2010 MSc Econ Information and Library Studies, University of Aberystwyth.
09/2001 – 05/2004 BA English (2:1), University of Chichester

Editorial board

I am on the editorial board of the Journal of Mother Studies (JourMS), 2019 –

JourMS is a peer-reviewed, international, interdisciplinary, open-access, digital humanities hybrid project. JourMS is devoted to the issues, experiences, topics, history, and culture of mothers, mothering, and motherhood.

Academic papers

‘Writing to Heal: The Artistic Embodiment of Birth Trauma in Poetry’ , Journal of Mother Studies, vol. 4, September 2019.

Conferences

Rewriting Trauma and Visibility: Motherwork, Pregnancy, and Birth, Manhattan College, New York City, 4- 6 April 2019. I presented my paper, ‘Writing to Heal: The Artistic Embodiment of Birth Trauma in Poetry’ which was subsequently published in the Journal of Mother Studies (JourMS) vol. 4, September 2019.

Residencies

The Museum of Motherhood, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA. 23 October 2017 – 6 November 2017. You can read about it here