I have been involved in education as either an educator or a student for essentially my whole life. My particular passion is constructing courses that convey complex information in easy bite-size chunks. For this reason I particularly enjoy creating introductions for different subjects.
I attended the University of Durham, England, in 2003-7, during which time I gained a First Class honours degree in English Literature and Philosophy and a Masters in Philosophy. I then trained as a teacher specialising in teaching adults. I gained my PhD in English Literature in 2012. My PhD thesis looked at the concept of feeling in the novels and plays of eighteenth century author, Frances Burney (a favourite of Jane Austen). I have published articles on nerve theory and on Gothicism. I am particularly interested in the History of Ideas and how Philosophy intersects with Literature.
Over the last ten years I have taught students ranging in age from 13 to 60, at high school level to PhD. At different times I have taught Philosophy, English Literature, Sociology, Psychology and transferable skills, such as Presentation Skills and Critical Thinking.
I have worked at the University of Durham, Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Warwick and currently live on the sunny south coast of England.