I have been a student and member of staff at Liverpool Hope since 1993. I gained my BA (Hons) degree in American Studies in 1997, an MA, also in American Studies, in 2000 and a PhD on the Second World War photography of Lee Miller in 2010. I have taught in the areas of American Studies, film, aesthetics, modernist photography and art history and continue to research aspects of visual culture. A monograph titled Lee Miller, Photography, Surrealism and the Second World War: From Vogue to Dachau was published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in November 2017. I am a member of the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies.
I worked in Quality Assurance for 8 years (2003-11) before moving to Student Development and Well-being (International Unit) (2011-14). My current role is as Learning and Teaching Coordinator based within the Dean's Office.
“Representing the Holocaust: Lee Miller’s Concentration Camp Photographs as ‘Modern Memorials’”, in Abbes Maazaoui, ed. The Arts of Memory and the Poetics of Remembering. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2016.
“’A Nice Cup of Tea’: An Analysis of Tea Culture in the 1930 and 40s British Documentary Film”, in Thomas J. Hertweck, ed. Food on Film: Bringing something new to the table. Rowman & Littlefield. 2014.
“Audrey Hepburn: Fashion, Fairy Tales and Transformation”, in Jacqui Miller, ed. Audrey Hepburn. Intellect Fan Phenomenon Book Series/University of Chicago Press. 2014.
“A Surreal Landscape of Devastation: An Analysis of Lee Miller’s Grim Glory Photographs of the London Blitz”, in Jennifer Walden, ed. Art and Destruction. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2014.
“‘Surreal Documentation’: Lee Miller’s Artistic Representation of Dachau and Buchenwald”, in Jonathan Harris, ed. Inside the Death Drive: Excess and Apocalypse in the world of the Chapman Brothers. Liverpool: University of Liverpool Press/Tate Liverpool Critical Forum. 2010.
“Aesthetics of War: the Artistic Representation of War in Lee Miller’s WWII Photographs”, in Clive Palmer and David Torevell, eds. The Turn to Aesthetics, An Interdisciplinary Exchange of Ideas in Applied and Philosophical Aesthetics. Liverpool, UK: Liverpool Hope University Press. 2008.
"BELIEVE IT! Lee Miller's Second World War Photographs as 'Modern Memorials'", in Terry Phillips and Andrew Frayne, eds. "Arts and Artefacts: Memory and Guilt in 20th Century Europe", Journal of War and Culture Studies, 2018, 11:3, 209-222.
“Representing the Holocaust: Lee Miller’s Concentration Camp Photographs as ‘Modern Memorials’”, in Abbes Maazaoui, ed. The Lincoln Humanities Journal, Vol.3, Memory and the Poetics of Remembering, Fall 2015, 95-101.
“A Surreal Landscape of Devastation: An Analysis of Lee Miller’s Grim Glory Photographs of the London Blitz” in Andriko Lozowy and Elena Siemens, eds. Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies/ Revue d’Études Interculturelles de l’Image, Issue 4-1: Scandals of Horror, September 2013, 21-28.