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My PhD research examines the complex and often contradictory significations of fainting in early modern drama. I am particularly interested in conflicted interpretations of embodied gestures and the ways these conflicts expose and interrogate prevalent anxieties about gender, performance, perception, emotion, and the body. The project is funded by South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW DTP).

I was part of the creative team for The Place at the Bridge, a Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory production which reimagined a selection of Shakespeare’s sonnets to explore five modern characters' relationships to Bristol and each other.

I also work as Dr Lesel Dawson’s Research Associate on her Creative Grieving project. I have co-authored an article about grief education in schools with Dr Dawson, Dr Lucy Selman, Tracey Boseley (National Development Lead for the Education Sector for Child Bereavement UK), and Alison Penny (Director of Childhood Bereavement Network and Coordinator for National Bereavement Alliance). I have also co-authored two zines to accompany The Guy in the Luggage Rack, an aerial circus performance exploring grief and memory, and helped produce short films on Children, Grief and Creativity and Children, Grief and Art Therapy, and an illustrated booklet on Stillbirth, Neonatal Death and the Grief Journey.


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