Recent publications include 'Unfixing Epic: Homeric Orality and Contemporary Performance' (in Epic Performances, 2018), 'Greek Tragedy, Agonistic Space, and Contemporary Performance' (New Theatre Quarterly, 2018), 'It Happens in Ballads: Scotland, Utopia, and Traditional Song in The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart' (in Understanding Scotland Musically, 2018), and 'Staging a Transforming Great Britain: Tamlane, the Social Turn, and the 2014 Referendum' (in Re-Thinking Literary Identities, 2018). I am also co-author of Greek Tragedy and the Contemporary Actor (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).
Alongside my academic research I work as a professional storyteller, creating new performances of old tales for and with audiences across the UK, and beyond. Drawing on this work, I lead the final-year Storytelling elective at Liverpool Hope University, and in 2016 founded 'The Juniper Tree', a groundbreaking student-led storytelling club in the heart of Liverpool. I also use storytelling to help other academics communicate their research.
To date, I have supervised several PhD projects focusing on actor-training, and contemporary performances/adaptations of ancient drama. I would be interested in discussing potential projects exploring classical receptions, oral/traditional practices in current performance-making, contemporary storytelling practices, or related topics.