I'm a UK academic working in the fields of literature, film and cultural studies. My main area of research is the Gothic. I'm currently Senior Lecturer in English and Film 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.