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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). In 2023, I won the University of Bristol Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition and was selected as one of six national finalists.

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 am collaborating on a project about grief education in schools with Dr Dawson, Dr Lucy Selman, Tracey Boseley (Head of Development: Education 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, She Said Jump’s innovative aerial comedy 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.

I am a certified Diversity Ambassador after completing training with the Global Equality Collective. I have helped adapt materials for different audiences, including the easy read version of The Guy in the Luggage Rack zine which is suitable for children and people with learning disabilities. 

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