Hi I’m Ellie. I’m a lecturer in Media at Birmingham City University where I am course director for the Foundation year programme at Birmingham School of Media.

I am currently completing my PhD with Sheffield Hallam University (SHU). The focus of my work is stand-up comedy and contemporary feminisms and I have been the researcher in residence with the UK Women in Comedy Festival since 2014. I have undertaken a mixed methods study that has included interviewing a number of comedians and comedy industry professionals, as well as engaging with audiences for women-only comedy nights.

You can find the basics of my PhD work on my SHU profile page. You can also find more information on my research and published works here.

In 2017 I co-founded Mixed Bill a comedy and gender research network with Dr Kate Fox (stand-up poet) and Lisa Moore (University of Salford). Mixed Bill is an informal network that focuses on engaging the public, comedy industry professionals and performers with comedy research through events and workshops.



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