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Selected Awards and Scholarships

-    Warwick Postgraduate Research Scholarship (Now Chancellor’s Award), University of Warwick, 2011-2014

Three year award, tuition fees and maintenance grant equivalent to AHRC funding.

-    Humanities Research Centre Doctoral Fellowship, University of Warwick, 2013-2014

One year fellowship, including the co-organisation of international and interdisciplinary conference Devouring; Food, Drink and the Written Word, 1800-1945

-    Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence (Postgraduate), University of Warwick, 2014

One of five winners across the University, nominated by students and awarded for demonstrating excellence in teaching on module EN328: English Literature and Feminisms 1790-1899

-    Montegrappa Scholastic Prize for New Children’s Writing, 2014

Winner of national competition also sponsored by ‘The Independent’ and The London Book Fair to find a new voice in children’s writing.

- Early Career Fellowship, University of Warwick Institute of Advanced Study, 2015-2016

10 month award at the Institute of Advanced Study for the advance of interdisciplinary work and career development.

- Shortlisted for Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards, 2015

One of three titles shortlisted for the award in the 9+ fiction category, promoted in stores nationwide.


Selected Conference Papers

-    March 2010, University of Kent, Forging Connections: Defining Identities Through Text, 'Unlearning the Constellations: Celebrating Failure in the Poetry of Jack Gilbert'

-    June 2012, University of Warwick, English Postgraduate Symposium, '“Reading is Eating on the Sly”: Victorian Metaphors of Reading and Food Adulteration in the Nineteenth Century'

-    January 2013, University of Lincoln, Victorian Knowing and Looking (MIVSS), '“On the white paper, the smooth wax, of our ingenuous souls”: Impression and Memory in Walter Pater’s ‘The Child in the House’

-    July 2013, University of Birmingham, 'Books, Authors, Audiences' (MIVSS), "Golden Dreams of Sinful Pleasure": Women’s Reading and Barrier Transgression in the Nineteenth Century

-    July 2013, Birkbeck, University of London, The Victorian Tactile Imagination, “His heart had beat inside that coat, and his brain had worked under that hat”: Affirming identity through touch in Hardy’s ‘An Imaginative Woman’.

-    March 2014, University of Warwick, Devouring; Food, Drink and the Written Word, 1800-1945, “There is Death in the Pot”: Reading and Eating in the Nineteenth Century

-     July 2014, University of Warwick, Faith and Feeling, “Why should you starve your mind in that way?”: Faith, Feeling and Reading in George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss

-    July 2014, VPFA conference, Senate House, Victorian Treasures and Trash, “Let’s Read All the Books Again. We Shall Get Lots of Ideas Out of Them”: Reading and the Search for Treasure in Edith Nesbit’s The Treasure Seekers


University Teaching (University of Warwick)

-    EN905 Nineteenth Century Children’s Literature (Postgraduate, MA level)

Module convenor and seminar tutor for 1 group of 10 students (2015-2016)

- IL015 Ethical Beings: An Interdisciplinary Exploration Through Children's Literature (Honours-level undergraduate)

Guest lecturer for one week, ‘Childhood, Children's Literature, and the Reading Experience’ (2015)

-    EN201 The European Novel (Honours-level undergraduate)

Seminar tutor for 2 groups of 15 students (2012-2013)

Seminar tutor for 3 groups of 15 students (2014-2015)

Lecturer, ‘Madame Bovary and Literary Realism’

Lecturer, ‘Reading is Eating on the Sly: Great Expectations and Madame Bovary’

-    EN328 English Literature and Feminisms 1790-1899 (Honours-level undergraduate)

Seminar tutor and lecturer for 1 group of 15 students (2013-2014)

Seminar tutor and lecturer for 3 groups of 15 students (2014-2015)

Seminar tutor and lecturer for 1 group of 15 students (2015-2016)

-    University of Warwick Summer School (Year 12 outreach programme)

Arts and humanities seminar tutor and lecturer for 1 group of 9 (2013)



Work in Preparation

-    Devouring: Food, Drink and the Written Word in Britain, 1820-1954. Ed. Mary Addyman, Laura Wood, and Christopher Yiannitsaros (Pickering and Chatto, 2016)

-    “There is Death in the Pot: Food Adulteration and Domestic Happiness in the Nineteenth Century.” Book Chapter, Devouring: Food, Drink and the Written Word in Britain, 1820-1954. Edited Collection (Pickering and Chatto, 2016)

Creative Work

-    Poppy Pym and the Pharaoh’s Curse (Scholastic, September 2015)

-    Poppy Pym and the Double Jinx (Scholastic, September 2016)

-    Poppy Pym and the Smuggler's Secret (Scholastic, May 2017)


-    “The F Word: Teaching Nineteenth Century Feminism”, Feminist and Women’s Studies Association (

-    Reviewer for Postgraduate Contemporary Women’s Writing Network (



-    Patron of Reading, King Edward VI School, Lichfield (2015-2016)

A one year appointment. Design and lead events that encourage a reading for pleasure culture in the school. For more information:

-    Co-organiser of conference  Devouring; Food, Drink and the Written Word, 1800-1945, University of Warwick, March 2014

-    Co-organiser of conference Forging Connections: Defining Identities Through Text, University of Kent, March 2010

-    Intern for Knoxville Writers’ Guild, compiling a poetry anthology entitled, Outscape: Writings on Fences and Frontiers, 2007-2008


For a full C.V please contact me via the Contact page.

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