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Research interests

I'm interested in how children engage with their fictional worlds in book form, live performance and digital media. Through my practice-based participatory research with children, I form teams of creative industry and educational professionals to build immersive story worlds that blend reading, immersive theatre, gaming and digital storytelling, and which invite children to co-create the experience in tandem with adult practitioners. This allows children to generate new research perspectives from within their first aesthetic engagement with a story in a way they find motivating.

Education/Academic qualification

MA Children's Literature and Creative Writing for Young Audiences, University of Roehampton

Award Date: 16 Aug 2018


  • Children's Literature
  • Participatory performance
  • Theatre for Young Audiences
  • creative writing
  • transmedia storytelling
  • stage adaptation
  • Education
  • Young adults
  • Immersive theatre
  • Media convergence
  • Participatory culture
  • Digital innovation
  • Online learning platforms
  • Arts engagement
  • Arts education
  • Digital Writing
  • Multimedia Interactive Writing
  • New Media
  • Future of the book
  • Hybrid storytelling
  • Gaming
  • Larp
  • Larping
  • Role-play
  • Agency
  • Co-creation
  • Participatory research
  • Reading
  • Literacy, Multimodality, Ethnography, Participatory Research,
  • Immersive Arts
  • Immersive technology


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