PhD in Historical Literature Writing
“Towards a poetics of disparagement: Adornoian negativity and the pragmatic in the essays and musical marginalia of Virginia Woolf.”
Culverhay Campus, Bath Spa University October 2006 - September 2007
MPhil in Renaissance Literature
“Progressive fictions and the idealistic nation: contesting ideological formations of Scottish scripts over the extended nineteenth century.”
Culverhay Campus, Bath Spa University October 2005 - July 2006
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) (Specialization in Teaching of English and Literature)
The University of Central Lancashire, Preston October 2002 - October 2005
BA English Language and Literature
“An investigation of the idealistic connotations of linguistic selections in natural theoretical writing from Francis Bacon to Robert Boyle” Awarded first class honours.
All Saints Catholic School, Dagenham School September 1995 – June 2002
A-levels English literature (A) History (A) French (A) Art (B)
GCSEs 9 subjects, all at grade A
November 2010 to Date: Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of English Literature, Culverhay Campus, Bath Spa University.
January 2008 to October 2010: Tutorial Fellow, Bedford Campus, University of Bedfordshire, Department of English Literature and Department of Sociology.
January 2005 to October 2006 Cambridge Associates and Consulting: Conducting surveys, editing and compiling reports; gaining IT, networking, professional and communication skills.
Excelling in academics has and is still my overarching desire, and this has enabled me to acquire extensive knowledge and skills in diverse academic disciplines. Besides my academic qualification and experiences, I am reliable, committed, and detail oriented, personalities that are crucial in independent work. As a writer, I am motivated by various aspects like the need to gain new knowledge, interact professionally with other people in the virtual world, and most importantly, the need to provide quality and satisfactory work. Ultimately, writing has been on the rise, and I wish to venture more and more due to the dynamics and benefits that extend beyond financial implications. This has helped me sharpen my writing skills by subscribing to quality libraries like EbscoHost, ProQuest, and Sciencedirect to facilitate access to credible peer-reviewed literature.