My research interests cover disability, gender, popular culture, technology enhanced learning and curriculum design. I have previously published in literary gender studies, popular fiction studies and cultural disability studies and have edited two journal special issues on Autism, Narrative and Textuality and Mediating Disability in the Digital Era. I have specialist expertise in Autistic autobiography (autiebiography) for which I was interviewed by The Guardian and on Radio 4's Women's Hour. I have recently completed supervising an MA on Ableist Rhetoric in Harry Potter and I am currently working on an article with my colleague Dr Erin Pritchard on Representations of People with Dwarfism in Family Guy.
I am a core member of the Centre for Culture and Disability Studies (CCDS).