Curriculum Vitae


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Practice Led PhD in Poetry (Part Time) 

Hull University

Expected completion date 2021

Focusing on the language we use to describe the octopus and how this influences our emotional attitude towards this animal.

2014-2017 MA in Creative Writing (Distinction)

Manchester Metropolitan University

2008-2014 BA in English Literature 

Open University

2004-2008 BSc Biomedical Science

Hull University

Workshop Facilitator Experience

October 2018 – Workshop for year 11s based on the paintings of Sylvia Pankhurst, self identity and the working classes, as part of Scarborough Museums Trust Write On campaign

October 2018 – Season of Mists – online Autumn based workshop

August 2018 – The Wild Within – online nature based workshop

June 2015 – March 2016 – Weekly writing workshop based at The Workshop, Ebberston, North Yorkshire, UK

Competition Judging Experience

2018 – East Yorkshire Poetry competition (co judge)

2016 -Paper Swans Press competition

2011- Prole Laureate

Editorial Experience 

October 2018 – Onwards

Current Editor of Dream Catcher Magazine an arts and literature magazine publishing poetry, short fiction, reviews and visual art

April 2018 -Onwards

Occasional Freelance editing for Scarborough based publisher,  Valley Press

Manuscripts edited:

Charlotte Eichler’s Their Lunar Language

James Nash’ A Bench for Billie Holiday