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Research Profile

  • Laura-Jane studied for her first degree at the University of Northampton where she was awarded a BA (Hons) in English with Music. She then went on to gain an MA with distinction in Modern English Studies before completing her teacher training. Following this, she worked at a local secondary school in Northampton before moving to Bali, Indonesia, to teach at a private international school.

    She returned to study in the UK through a fully-funded AHRC award and gained a PhD in English Literature at De Montfort University. Following the completion of her doctorate she commenced another international secondary teaching post in Thailand, before settling back in the UK.

    Laura-Jane joined the University of Northampton as an Associate Lecturer in 2017. She currently teaches on the BAQTS programme and is part of the assessment team for the PCGE programme. She is also a Personal Tutor.

  • Laura-Jane teaches on the following modules:

    • ITT1030: The Developing Teacher of English
    • ITT2041: Enriching the Teaching of English

    Laura-Jane is also a Personal Tutor for students taking the BA QTS degree and part of the assessment team for the PGCE 5-11 programme.

  • Laura-Jane’s thesis was entitled ‘Speculative Fiction by Twenty-First Century Women Writers’. Her research interest lies within contemporary feminisms and literary representations of the future female, with a particular focus on the body as a locus of choice.  

    She is currently working on an article on Rivers Solomon’s Unkindness of Ghosts for a proposed edited collection entitled Transgender Literary Theory and Criticism. She is also finalising her longer-term project of a proposed research monograph on speculative fiction by 21st century women writers.