As an undergraduate student, I studied Literature & Linguistics: Latin & Greek at the University Ghent (Belgium). I did my PhD thesis at the National University of Ireland Maynooth, for which I examined the tension between metis and magic in the poetic representations of two major mythological figures, Medea and Circe. My research partly focuses on the concepts of cunning intelligence (metis) and magic in ancient Greek and Roman poetry and myth, with a focus on gender, narrative, and linguistics.
I have worked at Swansea University as language tutor of Latin and Greek since 2008 and am now also Employability and School Liaison Officer for our Department. I am the coordinator for Wales of the Iris Project’s Literacy through Latin project (www.ltlresources.weebly.com) for which my students go to local schools and teach Classics (both culture and languages). To support this project, I hold Leverhulme funding to examine the impact of learning Latin on primary age pupils. (See www.impactoflatinonliteracy.com).
I am the secretary of the South West Wales branch of the Classical Association; see their website (www.swwclassicalassociation.weebly.com) for more information.
Finally, I am also the secretary of KYKNOS, the Swansea and Lampeter Centre for Narratives of the Ancient World. See http://kyknos.swan.ac.uk.