2014 – 2019    Ph.D. in Creative Writing, Newcastle University. AHRC Northern Bridge Scholarship.

                       Thesis: ‘Moveable Type: How might a contemporary ekphrastic practice illuminate Traveller                               representations in Thomas Bewick’s tail-piece prints?’
                       Supervisors: Professor Bill Herbert and Professor Sean O’Brien.
                       Examiners: Professor Sinéad Morrissey and Dr Tony Williams.
                       Study period includes archival and outreach internships with The Wordsworth Trust
                       and Natural History Society of Northumbria.


2012 – 2013    MA, Creative Writing, Newcastle University. Distinction. 

2004 – 2007    BA, English, Leeds University.

First Class Honours. Jack Higgins Prize for Outstanding Attainment.