My academic life began with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Visual Arts. The course concentrated on the cultural and critical study of art and film. Modules included History of Art, Art Since 1945, Film History and Art and Aesthetics. My particular focus was on the Bloomsbury period and the relationship between the visual arts and literature: 'Visual Arts and Bloomsbury Aesthetics in the novels of Virginia Woolf.' I graduated with an Upper Second Class.
I have also achieved a Master of Arts in Film Studies. This course specialised in the historical, cultural and critical study of film. Modules included Narrative and Stylistic Analysis, British Cinema and the Second World War, French New Wave, Italian Neorealism, German Expressionism and Problems of Method. My particular focus was on the relationship between film and interwar literature: 'Rethinking and Reworking the Agatha Christie Adaptation.' I graduated with a Merit.
Further study included a Master of Arts in Magazine Journalism - together with newspaper and magazine journalism awards from the National Council for the Training of Journalists. The course included law, politics and shorthand, and was accredited by the Professional Publishers Association, Periodicals Training Council and the NCTJ. For my final project, I produced a 64-page journal of literary, film and art criticism. I graduated with a Merit.
Since 2017 I have been undertaking research for a Doctor of Philosophy in English Literature: 'Embodying the Spectral Self: The Ghost Motif in Victorian Women's Writing.' Further to my area of study, my research and writing interests extend out to the Victorian era as a whole, the Interwar years, the Bloomsbury period, and the endlessly fascinating - and symbiotic - relationship between literature, film and art.