Research Output per year
Prior to joining the InGAME (Innovation in Games and Media Enterprise) project here at Dundee, I was Innovation Fellow at the British Library working on the Emerging Formats project which aims to extend the Library's knowledge of new UK publications. My focus was on web-based interactive fiction (IF), and I curated a collection of contemporary British works, wrote reports on the state of the field and existing use of web-archiving tools for IF, and developed my own creative piece 'The Memory Archivist' which was inspired by and reflected on the creation of the curated collection. 'The Memory Archivist' won the British Library Labs Artistic Award and was shortlisted for the New Media Writing Prize.
My creative-critical PhD focussed on the effect of reader/player responses on the development of narrative, and included an online interactive novella, Writers Are Not Strangers. The critical analysis of the reader/player response to interactive and serial works is written largely in second person and presented as an interactive website with the intent of challenging and expanding notions of the PhD thesis format.
Much of my work is practice-based, and therefore I have published numerous short stories across a variety of publications, including 'Ghillie's Mum' which won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Europe and Canada 2018 and was shortlisted for the BBC Short Story Award 2019. My debut novel Beyond Kidding was published by Fairlight Books in October 2019.
Episodic and serial fiction
Doctor of Philosophy, Nottingham Trent University
2015 → 2019
Award Date: 11 Jul 2019
Activities per year
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk