Biography

I am a Senior 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 film and television, a subject I have published on widely in a variety of academic journals and edited collections. My research has been twice nominated by the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS), first for my co-edited collection Fantasy/Animation: Connections between Media, Mediums and Genres (Routledge, 2018 – nominated for ‘Best Collection’) and, more recently, for Encountering the Impossible: The Fantastic in Hollywood Fantasy Cinema (SUNY Press, 2021 – nominated for ‘Best First Monograph’). I am also the co-founder of fantasy-animation.org and co-host of the Fantasy/Animation podcast.

Research Interests

-          Fantasy Film & Television

-          Animation (US, UK, Japan, China)

-          Psychoanalysis

-          Film & Spectatorship Theory

-          Media & Philosophy

-          Ethics

Teaching Responsibilities

I am the module coordinator for the first year undergraduate modules across the BA Film Studies, BA Media Studies and BA Film Production, including Film, Genre and Adaptation, Film Language and Representation and Eportfolio for Film and Television.

I am the School's Ethics Lead, and creator of the L5 optional module Film and Ethics, which is available to students across various degree programmes.