I moved to Strathclyde in August 2016, after working for the Universities of Stirling and Glasgow. My primary area of research is Victorian literature, particularly poetry and poetics, working-class writing, literature and religion, Scottish literature, and literature and medicine. I also research and teach in the field of children's literature from the nineteenth century to the present day. I have published two monographs on Victorian poetry, and edited or co-edited two essay collections, plus a variety of articles and book chapters. I am currently completing a monograph on working-class verse culture in Victorian Scotland, and have just edited an anthology of Scottish Victorian newspaper verse, The Poets of the People's Journal.