I am an English Literature academic with interests in modern and contemporary literature and culture, modernism and modernity, literature and trust, war writing, and narrative theory. I am Senior Lecturer in English at Teesside University, UK, and have taught previously at Leeds Trinity University (2010-2013), the University of East Anglia (2009-2010) and the University of York (2005-2009). I am the author of Ford Madox Ford and the Misfit Moderns: Edwardian Firction and the First World War (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012); co-editor (with Ashley Chantler) of Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End: The First World War, Culture, and Modernity (Rodopi, 2014), War and the Mind: Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End, Modernism, and Psychology (Edinburgh University Press, 2015), and An Introduction to Ford Madox Ford (Ashgate, 2015); and the Ford Madox Ford Society‘s Publicity Officer and Website Editor. In 2011, I became a dad and from April 2012-September 2013 I spent part of my week looking after my son while continuing my academic work part-time. I plan to write about this transformative experience, as well as aspects of my academic life, here.