PhD, MA, BA
Staff Development Officer
I began my role as Staff Development Officer in October 2016. Since then, I have played a leading role in the strategic direction, organisation, and implementation of the Staff Development Plan. My responsibilities also include coordinating the 2018 Athena SWAN application. Our initiatives extend far beyond gender equality and aim to create an inclusive environment where all can succeed in the department whatever their personal circumstances.
Prior to joining NDCN, I completed a PhD in early nineteenth-century French women's writing at the University of Bristol. My thesis explored the intersection of gender and nationhood, as well as other protected characteristics, which allows me to bring an academic perspective to the issues faced within my Staff Development role. Alongside my research activities, I work as a freelance translator and public engagement facilitator, working on outreach schemes and organising events through the University of Bristol, Translators in Schools, The Brilliant Club, and Routes into Languages. Information on my academic and other professional activities can be found on my website.