Media, De Montfort University
My thesis is an eco-cultural investigation into killer bug films and how they articulate humankind’s impact upon the natural world. Starting by re-evaluating the critical orthodoxy surrounding 1950s big bug films (Them! , Taranatula! , Attack of the Giant Leeches  and so on) that links the solely with Cold War and nuclear anxieties, my work will continue to encompass killer bug films from later decades to determine the pertinent environmental issues.
Financial Suffocation: Post-recession Turmoil and Detroit’s Continued Decline in Don’t Breathe. In: Faucette, B., ed., Occupy the Screen(s): The Great Recession in Media. (Publisher TBC, forthcoming 2020 – chapter written).
In Space, No One Cares if You Scream (Blu-Ray bookley essay for 101 Films' release of Screamers, 2020).
Adapt or Die (Blu-Ray booklet essay for 101 Films' release of Phase IV, 2020).
Brother from Another Place (Brother John screening program essay for Science Fiction Theatre, 2019).
Adapt or Die (Phase IV screening program essay for Science Fiction Theatre, 2019).
Men in Black; The Abyss; The Thing. In: Levy, M., ed., Aliens in Popular Culture. Greenwood (2019).
Embracing Eternity (Slaughterhouse-Five screening program essay for Science Fiction Theatre). (2018).
Capricorn One; Colossus: The Forbin Project. In: Ainsley, G., ed., Science Fiction Theatre Compendium (2018).
Dreams Require Sacrifice: Fame, Fortune and Body-Horror in Starry Eyes (Co-authored with Craig Ian Mann). In: K. Nowak-McNeice and A. Zarzycka, eds., A Dark California: Essays on Dystopian Depictions in Popular Culture. North Carolina: McFarland, 2018, pp. 101-115.
Pushing the Envelope: ‘The Rise of the ‘Dark Thriller’. The Void 1 (2), 2017.
‘Long Live the New Flesh: Body-Horror in the 21st Century’. The Void 1 (1), 2015.
Monsters by the Millions: An Eco-cultural Investigation of the ‘Killer Bug’ Film. Horror, Cult and Exploitation Media II. Northumbria University, 4 May 2018.
The Post-post Apocalypse: The ‘Quiet Apocalypse’ in Twenty-first Century Horror Cinema. Fear 2000: 21st Century Horror Conference. Sheffield Hallam University, 6-7 April 2018.
A Web of Lies: The ‘Killer Spider’ Film in the Twenty-first Century. Fear 2000: 21st Century Horror Conference. Sheffield Hallam University, 21-22 April 2017.