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Naomi is a lecturer in Creative Writing specialising in prose (short fiction, long fiction and creative non-fiction). Her short stories have been published in literary journals and her first novel (forthcoming) was highly commended in the Yeovil Literary prize 2014. Current research interests include the representation of cognitive impairment in contemporary fiction and the interface between creative and critical writing.
Naomi teaches creative writing and specialises in prose. She has published short stories and creative non-fiction and is currently working towards the publication of her first novel.
Her Ph.D research on dementia and narrative was funded by the AHRC. This included the completion of a polyphonic novel partly narrated by a character with dementia and a creative/critical exploration of the ethical and aesthetic implications of attempting to represent a condition that is, in many ways, beyond language. She has presented her research at several international interdisciplinary conferences and continues to work and publish in the field of medical humanities.
Other research interests include experimental fiction and hybrid forms (such as novels-in-stories) and the interface between creative and critical writing.
Previously, Naomi was an associate lecturer at Lancaster University. She is the co-creative director of a number of community projects including the North West Literary Salon and Stories at The Storey (a true story open mic night).
Ph.D English and Creative Writing, Lancaster University, 2014
MA Creative Writing, Lancaster University, 2011
BA (Hons.) English Literature with Creative Writing, Lancaster University, 2008
Membership of Professional and Learned Bodies
Member of NAWE
Associate member of the HEA