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Naomi has experience teaching on the following modules and courses at Chester and Shrewsbury:

  • EN4401 - Introduction to English Literature
  • EN4402 - Ways of Reading
  • EN4403 - Understanding Creative Writing
  • EN4406 - Reading Shropshire
  • EN5002 - Victorian Literature
  • EN5205 - Chester Retold: Unspoken Stories Put Into Words
  • EN5401 - Literature from the Renaissance to the French Revolution
  • EN5402 - Literature and Place
  • EN5403 - 19th Century Women’s Writing
  • EN6022 - Nineteenth Century Literature and Culture
  • EN6032 - Fashioning Fictions
  • EN6406 - 20th/21st Century Women’s Writing
  • EN7007 - Telling Stories: Debates Past and Present
  • EN7201 - Nineteenth Century Literature: The Canon and Beyond
  • EN7203 - Research Methods
  • Summer School Courses at Chester and Shrewsbury.


Naomi is currently working on her PhD thesis which focuses on the work of the two Shropshire women writers, Mary Cholmondeley (1859-1925) and Mary Webb (1881-1927). She is using G.I.S. mapping techniques to plot both their work and life within the Shropshire landscape.

She is also a research assistant for Professor Deborah Wynne for her book on Manufactured Objects (in the Victorian Material Culture series).

Published Work

Entry on 'Mary Webb' in The Literary Encyclopedia ​(pub. August 2019).

‘The Woman Question in the 1890s: Mary Cholmondeley’s Diana Tempest (1893) and Red Pottage (1899)’ in From Brontë to Bloomsbury: Realism, Sensation and the New in Women’s Writing from the 1840s to the 1930s, Vol. 3 (publication date to be confirmed).


  • LLB Hons, Law Degree, University of Liverpool.
  • Barrister Qualification, Inns of Court School of Law, London.
  • BA Hons, English Literature Degree, The Open University.
  • MA in Nineteenth Century Literature and Culture, University of Chester.
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.