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Director: Contemporary Literature and Culture MA

Co-director: Medical Humanities MA 

Convenor: Being Human (MA)


Teaching awards

2023: Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

2021: Winner: Best Dissertation/Project Supervisor for Birkbeck Heroes (Birkbeck Students' Union)​

2017: Birkbeck Excellence in Teaching Award (BETA)

Foundation and BA
  • FOUNDATION: Former director for the BA Arts and Humanities Foundation Year (Level 3-6). Foundation year study enables students to progress from level 3 to level 4 successfully. Apply here for Arts and Humanities Foundation Year.

  • BA. I teach modern and contemporary literature and also guest lecture across departments including English, Creative Writing and Humanities

Taught modules

  • Lost in the Funhouse: American Fiction After 1960

  • Fiction 1945-79

  • The Novel

  • Transnational literature

  • 21st Century Fiction

  • Philosophical Themes in Science Fiction

  • Romance


I mainly teach modern and contemporary literature, theory, cultural history, medical humanities


Taught modules

  • 2023 -Medical Humanities

  • 2023 - Creative Non Fiction

  • 2018- ‘Being Human’

  • 2015- ‘Reading the Contemporary’

  • 2015- 2017- ‘Narrating Nation After 9/11’

  • 2015-2017- ‘Key Concepts 2

  • 2015-2017 ‘Post War to the Contemporary’


  • Since 2015, I have been the Programme Director for the MA Contemporary Literature and Culture.

  • Co-designer of MA Creative and Critical Writing (2018)

  • Co-director: Medical Humanities

  • I lecture on the PhD Critical Theory module, and I also teach a workshop for the departmental Teaching in Higher Education programme for PhD students.

  • I am a PhD supervisor and am currently interviewing new students. Most recent PhD completion: Siddharth Yadak 2023


  • Click here for more information on supervision  


Other Teaching

As a qualified teacher of over ten years, I have a background in teaching English pre further education. I currently do (very limited) outreach work in local schools. I also do workshops for staff - mainly on technology for teaching and learning.


Contact me for full teaching history.

Qualifications: Certificate of Governance (2010), QTS (GTP) 2008, PGCHE (2017), Fellow HEA (2017).


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