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After completing a BA in English & History (Exeter University), and an MA in English Literary Studies (Durham University), I was awarded AHRC funding for doctoral studies at UCL. I am currently writing a monograph for CUP based on my thesis; The Pen and the Scalpel: Vivisection and Late Victorian Culture represents a literary-cultural study of nineteenth-century animal experimentation. I have published on related subjects in Victorian Review (2019) and a second article is forthcoming in the Journal of Victorian Culture. Before joining Nottingham, I taught at UCL, Queen Mary University, and the University of St Andrews.
Victorian literature and culture; nineteenth-century science; medical humanities; eco-criticism; blue humanities; periodical studies; life-writing; social movement literature.
My research scrutinises the interplay between medical science, public health anxieties, and nineteenth-century culture. One major research strand concerns vivisection. A second, begun whilst a Visiting Research Fellow at UCL's Institute of Advanced Studies (2021-22), centers on the social and cultural impact of nineteenth-century marine medicine. Both projects are equally invested in highlighting ties between the aesthetic and epistemic, and in reading literary works alongside texts not commonly valued for their representational complexity.
I currently teach on the undergraduate modules 'Studying Literature' and 'Victorian and Fin de Siècle Literature'.