I am a founding member of WAM where I am now a Visiting Reader. I have strong and active links with international Ageing Studies research networks including WAM’s European partners ENAS, NANAS, DEDAL-LIT and the Canadian SSHRC funded ACT project. My research is located at the intersection of Ageing Studies, gender, British cinema, stardom and celebrity. I am currently working on a monograph,Contemporary cinema and ‘old age’: gender and the silvering of stardom (Palgrave: 2017) while ‘Screening “old age”’, a special issue of The Journal of British Cinema and Television that I guest edited with Julia Hallam was published in April 2017 and I have a forthcoming article, ‘It’s a Man’s World in The Iron Lady: truth, prosthetic memory and the organised forgetting of feminism’ in The Cultural Mediations of Ageing and Memory (eds. Line Grenier and Fannie Valois-Nadeau). I am a regular contributor to journal special issues and edited collections, most recently ‘”Old age” films: golden retirement, dispossession and disturbance’ in the ‘Gender, Ageing and Sexuality in British Cinema Post-Thatcher’ special Issue of the Journal of British Cinema and Television (July 2016) and  ‘The cooking of friendships: Nora Ephron and the life-work of “mediated intimacy”’ in Literary Creativity and the Older Woman Writer: A Collection of Critical Essays (2016) (eds. Casado-Gual, Domínguez-Rué and  Worsfold).I co-edited Ageing Femininities: Troubling Representations (2012) with Estella Tincknell with whom I also collaborate in public engagement contributing evidence to Labour’s committee on ‘Older Women in Public Life’ (2014);  the LSE Commission on ‘Gender Inequality and Power’ (2015); and The House of Lords Select Committee on ‘Communications: Women in News and Current Affairs Broadcasting’ (2015).