I am a film and media studies scholar, with a particular interest in the contemporary Hollywood film industry and celebrity humanitarianism. My Arts & Humanities Research Council-funded doctoral project, completed in January 2017, explored the charitable and political campaigning of contemporary film stars including George Clooney and Angelina Jolie, looking specifically at how the on-screen roles of these individuals intersect with their humanitarianism.
Prior to taking up my post at Liverpool Hope University, I worked as an associate lecturer and graduate teaching assistant at the University of Manchester.
Published and forthcoming works include an article in Celebrity Studies Journal (in press), and book chapters on the representation of women in the Trump-era horror film (in Make America Hate Again: Trump-Era Horror & the Politics of Fear [Routledge, 2019]); the relationship between Angelina Jolie's charitable work and her film career (in Lasting Screen Stars [Palgrave Macmillan, 2016]); and George Clooney's Nespresso endorsement (in The Political Economy of Celebrity Activism [Routledge, 2019]).
From 2017-18, I worked as a film studies tutor for the Sefton Council Autism Hubs Project, which offered filmmaking opportunities to adults with Asperger's.