Thanks for visiting my tiny corner of the web. You'll find lots of examples of my work as a writer and maker here.
 

Fairy tales, folklore, the natural sciences, and the woods, moors, and post-industrial towns of northern England all inspire my work.

 

My short stories appear in books, online and in some more unusual places. By combining bookbinding with electronics, I've made stories that respond to sunlight, altitude, air quality, the moon, and tides.

 

Excessive curiosity and a complete disregard for boundaries have taken me from training as an actor at East 15 (1999-2002), to an MA in creative writing (2009-2011), and then a PhD in digital innovation at Lancaster University (2015-2018, EPSRC funded). Through my PhD, I explored technologies and materials for ecological storymaking. I'm currently studying for an MA in Preventive Conservation and training to become a natural sciences conservator.

I've worked as a bookseller, project manager, workshop facilitator, university lecturer and researcher. In every part of my practice, and in every job I do, I'm drawn to finding ways to bring attention to the overlooked and under-wondered at in everyday life.

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