Nic has taught at Falmouth University since 2013. She trained in acting at the Hub Theatre School in Cornwall and went on to attain an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Exeter. She has been a member of Trolley Theatre Company and was a founding member of two Cornish theatre companies Eleventh Hour Productions and Pen Productions. She writes prose and poetry but has a particular interest in writing script for theatre and screen. She is currently working towards a practice based PhD using writing as practice as a way to reframe experiences of surviving domestic abuse. 

She previously worked for Reuters News Agency on Fleet Street and was a ghostwriter for the Director of the Soil Association. She is a freelance editor, writer and theatre practitioner.

She also holds a degree in Environmental Science and is passionate about the environment and the crossover between art and science, particularly when it comes to narratives of the Anthropocene.

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Contact details



Year Qualification Awarding body
2015 PGCHE Falmouth University
2012 MA Creative Writing University of Exeter

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

Her research interests are studies into the non-linear, particularly with regard to scriptwriting for theatre, audio and screen. She is currently working towards a PhD in non-linear screenwriting practice as a tool to reframe experiences of surviving domestic abuse, but is also interested in how non linear narratives can be used in stories of climate change and broader environmental issues.

Research topics

  • Scriptwriting
  • Non-linear narratives, and feminist articulations of story structure
  • The representation of Domestic Abuse on screen
  • The Environment and climate change

Policy engagement within Cornwall

Engagement with organisations which contribute to the development of educational, cultural or socio-economic policies in Cornwall

Reader for The Nick Darke Award

Professional Engagement

Engagement with professional associations and societies

  • Member of The British Film Institute
  • Member of the National Association of Writers in Education