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Research interests

My interdisciplinary practice-based research explores the multimedia potentials of storytelling to approach the articulation of shame in PTSD through synthesising psychological research with theories of creative writing, literary analysis and creative practice. My PhD research consists of an online multimedia novel together with critical, theoretical and reflective thesis that fuses embodied narrative methodology and experiential cyber storytelling with trauma and shame studies.

I combine lived experience with practice-based research developed throughout my previous studies whereby my experiential digital multimodal creative practice emerged from my research into PTSD and trauma, and later in my MA developed into an exploration and multimedia creative expression of the connection between PTSD and shame. My auto fictional novel, Indelible Stain, a continuation of this foundational work, articulates my personal experience of PTSD and shame with its experimental, fragmented, multimedia, multi-perspectivity form. My creative practice explores the connection between PTSD, trauma and shame, the effect of shame on PTSD and the self, as it explores shame through personal, relational and cultural situations and experiences.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Creative Writing, University of Brighton

Award Date: 11 Jun 2021

Bachelor, English Literature and Creative Writing, University of Brighton

Award Date: 5 Jun 2020


  • PR English literature
  • creative writing
  • trauma
  • PTSD
  • shame
  • multimedia storytelling
  • multi-modal storytelling
  • digital content
  • psychology
  • Digital media


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