I came to Manchester in August, 2000, after eleven years at the University of Keele. Previous to that, I studied at the University of Liverpool (BA, 1984) and the University of Cambridge (PhD, 1988). In recent years, I have been Editor of the Journal of Roman Studies, and also Director of Research in the School of Arts, Histories & Cultures. Now much of my time goes on being Head of the Division of ARC within the School of Arts, Languages, and Cultures. Within the department, my particular interests are in the teaching of Latin literature and language. I am currently developing interactive online materials to support the learning of Latin from the beginnings to advanced level.