I grew up in Suffolk and now live in Hertfordshire with my husband and daughter.  I studied English Literature at the University of York, Theatre and Arts Management at Goldsmiths College and Creative Writing at Birkbeck College.

On graduating from Birkbeck, I won the Michael Donaghy Prize for Poetry 2009.

I have worked in education and project management roles in new writing theatre, literature development and museums.

I am a member of The Poetry Society and its Covent Garden Stanza group, co-ordinated by Alice Hiller.