I am a University Lecturer with over ten years’ experience of teaching film and media studies to both undergraduates and postgraduates. I am employed at Kingston University in London, UK, and have also worked at the University of Roehampton in London. Additionally, I work as an Academic Skills Advisor, which involves assisting students with their writing and research skills. I am an active writer and researcher and my PhD thesis focused of 1980s Hollywood teen cinema. Other research interests include Hollywood genres, US independent cinema, contemporary British film and quality American TV dramas.