I am a freelance writer and researcher specializing in food cultures, domestic cultures and feminism and popular culture. Alongside my contributions to a wide range of academic journals, I am the author of several books and have edited many more. With a PhD in cultural studies, I have over 20 years full-time teaching experience in UK universities, most recently at Nottingham Trent University where I was a Reader in Media and Cultural Studies. I have appeared on national media and acted as a consultant for a range of public and private bodies.
Key areas of expertise include
- food media and TV chefs
- lifestyle media
- gender and cooking
- gender, domesticity and the meaning of home
- post-feminism, popular feminism and popular culture
- feminist consumer activism
My books include:
- Feminism, Femininity and Popular Culture (Manchester University Press)
- Domestic Cultures (Open University Press)
- Food and Cultural Studies (with Bob Ashley, Steve Jones and Ben Taylor, Routledge)
- Feminism in Popular Culture (with Rachel Moseley, Berg)
- Ordinary Lifestyles (with David Bell, Open University Press)
Now living in Norwich, my current work focuses on the politics of food media and on feminism and consumer culture. I am also writing an introduction to media studies for students embarking on degree-level courses.