Academic posts

Visiting Fellow, School of Arts and Cultures, Open University

Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Film, Theatre and Television, University of Reading (AHRC-funded project: ‘Harold Pinter: Histories and Legacies’

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

Research Fellow, Faculty of Media, Arts and Design, University of Westminster (AHRC-funded project: ‘Screen Plays: Theatre Plays on British Television’)

Associate Lecturer, Open University

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

Researcher, Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford (two consecutive AHRC-funded projects in the Faculty of Classics)


  • Associate Editor, The Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media
  • Secretary, Southern Broadcasting History Group
  • UK Radio Archives Advisory Committee member


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.)