Academic posts

Mid-Career Research Fellow, Birmingham City University
Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research

Research Fellow, University of Westminster
AHRC-funded project ‘Screen Plays: Theatre Plays on British Television’, and its impact

Associate Lecturer, Open University

Mellon-Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellow in Classics, Northwestern University, Illinois

Researcher, University of Oxford
Two AHRC-funded projects at the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama


  • Associate Editor, The Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media
  • UK Radio Archives Advisory Committee


2004-2009   PhD Classical Studies, Open University (part-time)
Thesis on ‘Engagements with Greek Drama and Homeric Epic on BBC Radio in the 1940s and 1950s’. Supervisors: Lorna Hardwick (OU) and Oliver Taplin (Oxford).

1998-1999   MA Librarianship, University of Sheffield
Dissertation on the accessibility of specialized research collections in universities. Supervisor: Brendan Loughridge. Funded by a British Academy Studentship.

1994-1997   BA (Hons) Classics (IIi), University of Leeds
Dissertation on ‘Self and Society in Sophocles’ Ajax’. Supervisor: Douglas Cairns.

1993-1994   First year of the BA (Hons) Classics degree, University of Durham

1986-1993   Nine GCSEs at grade A and A-Levels in Greek, Latin, and English Literature, St Bede’s College, Manchester. (My place at this fee-paying school was awarded under the government’s Assisted Places Scheme.)