Appointed Professor of Victorian Literature in the UK in 2007. Graduate of UK Newcastle (BA), Nottingham (MA) and Manchester (PhD) universities. Researcher, compiler and editor for the Index of English Literary Manuscripts, based in the British Library. L/SL/Pl lecturer in Literary Studies at the University of Worcester, UK; Head of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Worcester (2002-08). Full-time fixed-term contract lecturer at NUI Galway (2008-13). Permanent Lecturer A at NUI Galway from 2013.
Research interest includes literature, Humanities and Social Studies.