I am a writer and researcher, based in Cambridge. I am currently a Research Fellow at Wolfson College, and work on the Poetry and Memory Project, which began as a three-year study, funded by the Leverhulme Trust and based in the University of Cambridge Faculty of Education. Although our funding finished at the end of 2016, the project is beginning to develop in several interesting directions.
Watch this space.
Before my late return to academia, I was a freelance editor and writer, working in both capacities on non-fiction books, teaching resources, playscripts and magazine articles. In the ten years before that, I worked in educational publishing, mainly as an editor but with a two-year stint as a games inventor. And somewhere, in the dim and distant past, I spent a year as a primary teacher.
I was born on a border, between Wales and England, and have dwelt on edges and borders of all kinds ever since. I now live in a little house on the edge of Cambridge, with the city on one side and fields on the other. That's what Cambridge is like: quite fieldy. Some of the fields even have cows in them. I love and live for walking, preferably on mountains, treading between earth and sky. But this is an extremely poor choice of pastime for Cambridge. Fortunately, there are others … singing in choirs, drama, writing, crafting poems, the spiritual quest. All these aspects of life and work are becoming increasingly connected, and life is so much the better for that.