I'm a UK academic working in literature, film and cultural studies, with special focus on the Gothic, children’s literature and games. I'm a Senior Lecturer in English at Manchester Metropolitan University, where I teach courses on Gothic Cinema, Children's and Young Adult literature and supervise PhD research projects in various aspects of Gothic literature, film and popular culture.
I have diverse research interests within Gothic Studies. My first book explores 21st century children's Gothic literature and film, but I have also written on Zombies, Weird Fiction, Postcolonial Gothic, and Witches. I'm a member of the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies, the Manchester Game Studies Network and the Manchester Centre for Youth Studies.