I am undertaking my PhD studies in the Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies, and I am also a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department. As a playwright, my work has been produced at the Royal Court, National and Arcola theatres, amongst others. Much of my work has been in applied theatre and I have also written for radio, TV and film. I have taught at all levels and was a Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at the University of Greenwich/UEL (2007-2016). My play 'Dont Smile' (written for Theatre of Debate in partnership with Leeds University School of Dentistry and School of Performance and Cultural Industries) won a Public Engagement with Research Award, 2016.