I am a Mid-Career Research Fellow at the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research, Birmingham City University (2016-17), where I work alongside Paul Long and colleagues in the History, Heritage and Archives research cluster. I hold a second fractional research post in the School of Media, Arts and Design at the University of Westminster: as Research Fellow, I am continuing the work I have been doing since 2011 with John Wyver on the AHRC-funded project Screen Plays: Theatre Plays on British Television and its impact. I serve as Associate Editor of The Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media and on the UK Radio Archives Advisory Committee.
I am a cultural historian working on the contextual histories of radio and television in 20th-century Britain, focusing on imaginative programming which adapts and creates dramatic and literary forms (with a special focus on the life of ancient Greece in modern media). My work concerns issues of adaptation, intermediality, education and audiences, exploring overarching questions about the roles of mass media in the cultural and educational lives of individuals and in the literary worlds of 20th-century Britain. Archival research and textual analysis underpin my research.