Academic Positions

Visiting Specialist, Department of Music, University of Plymouth (Present)

Associate Member of Wolfson College, Oxford (2022-present)

Research Fellow, Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion, Oxford (2014-present)

Lecturer in English for Musicology at Humboldt University, Berlin (2012-13)

Lecturer in Cultural Studies at Eichstaett University, Bavaria (2011-12)

Lecturer in Intercultural Communications, University of Littoral Cote d’Opale, France (2010-11)


Books and articles

Neuro-aesthetics: A Methods-based introduction (Tudor Balinisteanu and Kerry Priest eds), Palgrave Macmillan, 2023

Aphantasia and the Poetic Image, in Behavioural Sciences 2023.

“Polyphonic Diary” in Maternal Journal 2021


Invited Papers Read

Polyphonic Poetry Workshop at the University of Alberta’s SpokenWeb Research Symposium, Canada 2023

‘Aphantasia and the Poetic Image’ artists’ talk at Suceava University’s conference on The Universality of Aesthetic Experience in Individual Contexts, Romania 2023

‘Wild Women of the High Moors: Eco-feminism among the witches of Dartmoor’ Dalai Lama Compassion Research Centre, Oxford 2017

Transatlantic Conversations: Britain, America, and the Birth of Pop’ Skopje University, Macedonia 2016

‘What is Britain?’ European Union Centre, Skopje, Macedonia, hosted by the British Embassy, Republic of Macedonia 2016

‘Modern to Post-modern, Punk to Post-Punk’ Queens’ College, Oxford 2013

‘Women in Avant-Garde Electronic Music: Webs of significance’ The London College of Fashion 2006


Community Outreach and Mentoring

Mothers on the Mic: Editor for Podcasts made by five mother-artists for Occupy the Airwaves 2023, for broadcast on Phonic FM.

Everybody Counts: Collaboration with Exeter University and Soundart Radio to deliver maths and poetry workshops. Funded by Skills for Life.

Founding Committee Member of the Oxford research institute: Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion.

Workshop leader for women’s DJing project at Soundart radio.

Mentor, helping partially-sighted women to work in radio.

Communications Assistant for the Ecological Land Trust.

Contributor to Maternal Journal, a creative journaling project for new mothers.



Commendation from the UEA and The National Writing Centre for New Forms of fiction for my digital polyphonic works, 2021.

Scholarship to Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

The Don is the Subject and Object of History was longlisted in the National Poetry Competition 2020.

Pamphlet, The Bone Staircase shortlisted in the Cinnamon Press pamphlet competition 2020 and won the Live Canon pamphlet competition.

Medicine Wheel was nominated for the Forward Prize 2019.

Highly commended in the Bradford on Avon Arts Festival Poetry Competition for my poem, “Debussy writes Images”.

Shortlisted for the Bridport Prize with two poems, “The unintentional side-benefits of a slow and painful premature death” and “Lines written in intensive care in Croatia”.


Education History

Guildhall School of Music and Drama 2021-22: MA Opera-making and writing (Distinction).

RTYDS: Regional Theatres Young Directors’ Scheme 2022. Exeter Northcott.

Dartington Summer School 2018 and 2019: Polyphonic poetry with Caroline Bergvall, Stevie Wishart and Alice Oswald.

Poetry mentoring from Andy Brown, Exeter (2018-19).

Edinburgh 2002, MA Linguistics and Anthropology (2:1).

Crucible Youth Theatre, Sheffield. 1993-1998.