Clare (M.Litt.) gained a distinction in English Literature at Newcastle University. Since then, she has completed the Teach First Leadership Development Programme in the North East and worked as a writer in Beirut and the UK, a teacher in Nepal, Vanuatu, France and the UK and as a researcher.
This spring, Clare has been hosting a podcast, writing a children’s book about touch in the world of Covid-19 and spending time volunteering at L’Arche, a community for people with and without learning difficulties.
In her role as writer and editor for the fashion brand and social enterprise Salim Azzam in Beirut, Clare worked on ensuring the voice of the brand was consistent and recognisable across all interviews, publications and on social media and authored a book which was published alongside the fashion collection (A/W 2016).
Her work as a researcher has included papers on The Sheik, an early twentieth-century novel about travel, lust, androgyny and rape. Also, more recently, a paper on blindness, tactile artwork and an early twentieth-century school in Sunderland.
Outside work, Clare can normally be found wild swimming with her partner, Hannah, or knitting cardigans for her nephew, Jack.