Professor and current Head of Department in English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick.

Research interests: eighteenth and nineteenth-century Christian poetry, Christianity and ecology, and the Catholic Revival. Current projects: William Barnes’ poetry; Elizabeth Jennings and Catholicism.

General Editor with Mark Knight of the Bloomsbury series New Directions in Religion and Literature; editorial board member of Literature and Theology; member of the SOLAR (Scholars of Literature and Religion) network.