Andrea is researching the plays of Shakespeare on BBC Radio. She intends to complete this project in the BBC’s centenary year, 2022, having listened to as many extant recordings as possible; thought to be around 150. Her project is not just a history of these broadcasts, but examines the ways these adaptations transform a play text intended for the stage into radio.

Prior to joining the UEA, Andrea had worked as a journalist and radio producer for many years, interrogating evidence from a very different perspective. Having left education at 18, she studied for her BA and MA with the Open University while working full time, receiving a Distinction for her Masters in 2019. She currently teaches Professional Writing Research and Practice at the University of Suffolk.

Andrea is a CHASE DTP scholar. She is being supervised by Professor Matthew Woodcock and Professor Richard J. Hand.

Other Publications

‘”See How the Blood is Settled in his Face”: Shakespeare’s Warwick – Fiction’s First Pathologist’, Brief Encounters DOI: 10.24134/be.v4i1.203

Blog Posts


    PhD – ‘Look with thine ears’: A Century of Shakespearean BBC Radio Adaptation.


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