I studied at Nottingham for both my MA and PhD (the latter with funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council). Previously, I was an undergraduate at Trinity College, Oxford, and gained a PGCE in Classics from Homerton College, Cambridge.
My usual days of work at the university are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
I have been teaching on Classics modules at Nottingham since 2002. I mostly teach Latin and Greek language, but also often contribute to literature modules.
I teach Medieval Latin to MA students in the Department of History and have led a reading group focusing on post-classical Latin.
My time is shared between teaching for the university and teaching a range of Adult Education courses elsewhere on Latin, Greek and the ancient world, and I am keen to explore ways in which these two types of teaching can inform each other.
My main research interest is Greek literature, especially the authors of the so-called 'Second Sophistic'.
My PhD thesis, which I am currently revising, was on the use of Homeric quotation, allusion, parody and cento in the work of Lucian of Samosata (2nd century AD).