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Creative writing, narrative, genre writing, flash-fiction, hypertexts and other multicursal and non-linear narratives.

Personal profile


I am a lecturer in Creative Writing, with interests across the full range of literature, but with a specific focus on prose. I was the founder of National Flash Fiction Day in the UK, and am known for my work in flash fiction, and non-linear narratives particularly. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., The Multiple Perspectives of Jekyll and Hyde: Hypertext and Rewriting, Manchester Metropolitan University

1 Sept 20015 May 2005

Award Date: 5 May 2005

MA, Creative Writing (Novel), Manchester Metropolitan University

1 Sept 19991 Jun 2001

Award Date: 1 Jun 2001

BA (Hons), English Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University

1 Sept 19931 Jun 1996

Award Date: 1 Jun 1996

External positions

Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing, University of Southampton

1 Oct 201311 Jan 2019


  • PE English
  • PR English literature
  • Flash fiction
  • novels
  • short stories


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