I am an academic and occasional curator based in Newcastle upon Tyne. I have recently completed my PhD thesis on contemporary photobooks at Newcastle University, where I also teach on art history, curatorial studies and media studies degree programmes.

My background is in foreign languages and photography. My research centres around using feminist new materialist theory and autoethnography to study interrelations of meaning and materiality in affective art experiences, which is a complicated way of describing tangles of stuff and feelings that can relate to creative practices. I’m currently thinking and writing about links between uncertainty, painting-by-numbers, artworld economies and nature.

I previously held the role of Assistant Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum, where I worked on exhibitions including Into the Woods: Trees in Photography (2017) and the inaugural Photography Centre (2018), as well as conducting research with the Royal Photographic Society Collection and the Maurice Broomfield Archive.