I am a professional tutor in the Department of Disability and Education. I joined the department in 2014 as a member of teaching staff. Since then, I have enjoyed merging my feminist and cultural disability studies research interests with my teaching practice. I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was awarded a PGCert in January 2017. I am currently completing a Health Research PhD at Lancaster University; my research focuses on the representations of disabled women in advertising and potential impacts on subjective wellbeing. I also hold a BA and MA in Disability Studies and received the Centre for Culture and Disability Studies (CCDS) prize for research excellence in 2015.
My research interests mainly involve the embodied experiences and narratives of disabled women, disability and gender discourses (especially critical discourse analysis), advertising, wellbeing and critical reflection. Presently, I am working on two book chapters relating to disability and gender representation in advertising, for Routledge and Lexington Press.