Through creative, theoretical and translational methods, Ellie’s (they/she) research explores topics including the methodological becoming of PGRs, creative-critical methodologies, the disciplinary identity of Modern Languages and the racial politics of space. They completed their PhD in Italian Studies at the University of St Andrews in 2020 with a thesis that explores the cultural landscape of contemporary Rome through the lens of trans-national creative practitioners. As part of this project, they were Rome Award-holder at the British School at Rome in 2018 when they carried out fieldwork researching community street art projects in the city. Following their PhD, they have developed their knowledge of the wider research context through working as a Researcher Developer at University Alliance. Their postdoctoral research emerges at the intersection of their academic and professional practices to investigate the research training opportunities unique to trans-national cultural studies research.