My published works have explored the Bardic Tradition in fictional (The Windsmith Elegy series of novels) and non-fictional ways (The Bardic Handbook; The Way of Awen; Desiring Dragons; The Bardic Chair). These days I am exploring this evolving field through my academic research as a Creative Writing PhD student at the University of Leicester – undertaking practice-based research (novel). I am interested in crossing the creative/critical divide; using bardic skills in conference presentations, lectures, and workshops; and academic rigor in exploring oral traditions and written cultures, fantasy and folklore, and the cross-fertilisation between them.
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2014-)
Eccles Centre Postgraduate Fellow in North American Studies (2015-)