I am a Lecturer in Film & Media Studies having joined the University of Portsmouth in 2019. I have a PhD in Film Studies from King's College London, and a degree in History & Culture from the University of Warwick.
My research examines the history and theory of fantasy cinema, a subject I haave published on widely in a variety of academic journals and edited collections. I am the co-editor of the edited collection Fantasy/Animation: Connections Between Media, Mediums and Genres (Routledge, 2018), which received the runner up prize for Best Collection at the 2019 British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS) Awards. I am also the co-founder of fantasy-animation.org and co-host of the Fantasy/Animation podcast.
- Fantasy Film & Television
- Popular US Animation
- Film & Spectatorship Theory
- Media & Philosophy
I am the module coordinator for the first year undergraduate module "Film, Genre and Adaptation". I also teach on the modules "Screen Media", "Creative Reviews and Features" and "Researching Genre" .