I am course director of the distance learning MA and MFA. I publish both prose fiction and literary criticism. My writing and research focus on psychoanalysis and interstitial landscapes and histories in English and Irish novels. My research interests include the figure of the anchoress in London and Norwich, the novels of Iris Murdoch and modern ekphrastic narratives. I received my AHRC-funded MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, and returned to UEA to complete my PhD in Critical and Creative Writing with a thesis entitled ‘Writing the Kristevan Novel: The Role of the Synaesthetic Sea in Banville and Murdoch's Fictions of Mourning and Loss'. In 2011 I was awarded a Faber Fellowship and more recently a fully-funded Arts Council METAL residency exploring use of the digital in the arts. I recently completed my second novel, and am working on a third.