Career and Qualifications

Career and Qualifications

 

  • I studied at St Andrews University, achieving a first-class MA in English (with the Class Medal, the Rutherford Prize, the Wyatt-Fenny Prize; the Miller Prize proxime) and then at The Queen’s College, Oxford University, for the M.Phil and D.Phil, both funded by the AHRC (with the Matthew Arnold Memorial Prize proxime).

 

  • I have held lectureships at Oxford (St Edmund Hall and Merton), Swansea, Brighton and London (Queen Mary) as well as a teaching fellowship at St Andrews.  I was a Moore Institute Visiting Research Fellow at NUI Galway during 2015-16, and an Ernest Walder Memorial Scholar at Gladstone’s Library during 2017.  I gave the British Academy’s Chatterton Lecture on Poetry in November 2018.