Coming late into academia, I realised with pleasure how much of the academic role is about writing - from doctoral writing onwards and an infinitum! However, I've also realised that many of my fellow academics at whatever stage of their career, don't share my pleasure but instead find academic writing intimidating or exhausting or mystifying- and that's when they have time to do it! I have developed academic writing workshops which provide a protected and non-competitive environment for academics to write alongside one another. read more
I am a published poet, writing on a range of subjects for audiences beyond academia. Read about my first solo collection Navigation published by Cinnamon Press in 2018 and about my work in progress. I also use poetry as a way of working with academic research data and sharing it with others - read about the performed poem Glass which draws on my research on gender and higher education.