Bachelor in English and Sociology with honors, Roehampton Institute, 1986. Master of Arts in Romanticism and Modernism, Southampton University, England, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy in English, Southampton University, England, 1994.
Lecturer English literature Sheffield (England) Hallam University, 1993—1995. Senior lecturer English literature University Glamorgan, Pontypridd, Wales, since 1995.
Author: (academic monograph) Gothic Radicalism: Literature, Philosophy and Psychoanalysis in the Nineteenth Century. Co-editor: (academic book) Gothic Modernisms, Fictions of Unease: The Gothic from Otranto to The X-Files, Empire and the Gothic: The Politics of Genre, Bram Stoker: History, Psychoanalysis and the Gothic.
Married Joanne Sharon Benson, August 24, 2002.