Arts and Humanities Research Group (AHRG)
National Association of Writers in Education
European Association of Creative Writing Programmes
Association of Writers and Writing Programmes
Creative Writing as a Research Method
A Pedagogical Study of What we Mean by the Phrase 'Individual Creative Writing Voice'
Veiled Confessions: Islamophobia, A Duo Critical Autoethnographic Study
Within the Folds: How Biomedical Science is Re-defining Concepts of Parenting and Parenthood. Department of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
Found Voices: A Pedagogical Study of What We Mean by the Phrase 'Individual Creative Writing Voice'. EACWP Barcelona.
I joined Cardiff Metropolitan University as a Lecturer in 2013.
My PhD in Creative Writing and Critical practice included research into feminism, surrogacy, post-humanism, medical humanities and the wounded researcher. I am currently completing a duo autoethnographic study for my dissertation as part of the MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes at the Metanoia Institute (training programmes in humanistic and integrative counselling and psychotherapy). I also have an MA in English Literature and Creative Writing, hold a post graduate Diploma in Dramatherapy and a certificate in Trauma Reduction counselling. I have worked as a Therapist in the NHS, Social Services and privately in mental health, secondary treatment and in schools. My first degree was in English and Drama.
I am a Peer Reviewer for NAWE's journal Writing in Practice