I am an AHRC-funded PhD student based at the University of Bristol, researching autism and gender in contemporary literature and culture. As a member of the South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW DTP2), my research is supervised across two institutions. Consequently, I am supervised by Dr. Maria Vaccarella and Dr. Andrew Blades at Bristol, and Dr. Jana Funke at the University of Exeter.
After attaining my BA (Hons) in English Literature at The Open University in 2017, I joined the English department at Bristol, and completed my MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature in 2019. More generally, my research interests lie in the intersection between literature and medicine, and how theories of illness or disability are represented in late-twentieth and twenty-first century fiction and life-writing. In addition, I am interested in how such narratives engage with gender identity and sexuality.
I will be teaching on the Critical Issues undergraduate unit for 2020/1 (TB1).