I did my undergraduate studies at Cambridge and my doctorate in French Literature at Oxford. I held academic positions at Oxford, London (Queen Mary), Paris (ENS) and Sydney University. I lectured at Cambridge for four years, between 2000 and 2004. I also worked as an education and leadership consultant for The Key, a company providing leadership and management support and coaching for school staff. I have extensive experience of preparing students for Oxbridge interviews, with a 50% success rate. I am interested in cinema, theatre and psychoanalysis and I do some creative writing in my spare time.