I am a medievalist, arts fundraiser, and writer currently based in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2018 I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English (First Class Honours) from the University of York. This was followed by a Master of Studies in English 650-1550 (Merit) at the University of Oxford. After a year working in development and fundraising at Christ Church, Oxford, I returned to academia to pursue a DPhil in Medieval and Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, funded by a Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship and a Balliol Dervorguilla Scholarship. I am based at the Publication Before Print Doctoral Centre and my research, supervised by Dr Marion Turner and Dr Helen Swift, focuses on scribal correction, error and variation in late medieval carols. In 2022 I moved to Edinburgh to take up the part-time position of Development Manager with the Dunedin Consort. In this role I fundraise for the Consort and help to ensure that their wonderful musical tradition continues for years to come.
Outside of academia and fundraising, I am involved in a number of creative projects. I am a writer and am pursuing a short course in screenwriting with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. I have recently finished my first poetry chapbook and have previously worked as a lyricist for classical-crossover artists Rodney Earl Clarke and Georgi Mottram. I also indulge my interest in history by editing and managing the The Wandering Academic blog. I am drawn to adventure and compete in adventure races around the UK and internationally. I am currently trying to complete 30 ‘pilgrimages’ in memory of my friend, Becca Henderson. To find out more about the Pilgrimage Challenge, please click here.