My research interests focus on negotiations of gender, sexuality, race and class in popular performance. My research looks at intercultual manifestations of Caribbean and urban dance styles, and popular dance on screen. I hold a PhD in Dance Studies from the University of Chichester. The title of my thesis is: Bruk Out Feminism in the Intercultural Dancehall Queen Scene.
Within the Dance programme I lead the modules 'Popular Dance' and 'Street Dances' and supervise various Research Projects.
I am a committee member for PoPMoves- an International Research Group for Performances of the Popular. I am an Executive Committee member for the Society of Dance Research.
Alongside these activities I am also a dance practitioner with Zil'Oka- a French Caribbean Dance Ensemble based in London.
Lecturer in Dance
Attended the DSA/Mellon Pre-Conference Seminar at Northwestern University- August 2019
Presented paper titled: 'Agonising Difference: Intercultural Exchanges in Bruk Out Dancehall' at DSA (Dance Studies Association) conference at Northwestern Univeristy- August 2019
Published book chapter titled "The International Dancehall Queen Competition: A Discursive Space for Competing Images of Femininity" in Sherril Dodds (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Competition. Oxford: Oxford University Press- January 2019