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
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.
‘Writing to Heal: The Artistic Embodiment of Birth Trauma in Poetry’ , Journal of Mother Studies, vol. 4, September 2019.
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.
Research Dialogues, University of Chichester, 2 February 2021. I presented my paper, ‘The exploration and artistic embodiment of motherwork in matrifocal poetry.’
The Museum of Motherhood, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA. 23 October 2017 – 6 November 2017. You can read about it here.