trained as a performer at Goldsmiths College, University of London,
and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the Royal
Conservatoire of Scotland). After ten years as a professional
actor, she started a PhD. Her doctoral research at the University
of Manchester explored the work of the Actresses' Franchise League
and the contribution of theatre professionals to the suffrage
In 2013 she edited The Methuen Drama Book of Suffrage
Plays (Bloomsbury) which launched at a Platform event at
the National Theatre entitled Suffragettes on Stage.
Other publications include Stage Rights! The Actresses'
Franchise League, Activism and Politics 1908-1958 (Manchester
University Press, 2018) and a second edited
collection, The Methuen Drama Book of Suffrage Plays:
Taking the Stage (Bloomsbury, 2018).
A confident, engaging and creative public speaker,
Naomi was one of the AHRC/BBC Radio 3 New
Generation Thinkers for 2014-15.
extensive public engagement
includes regular appearances on BBC radio and television, and
talks at the National Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, the Barbican, the
National Archives, the Hay Festival and Latitude Festival, amongst
Naomi is the regular MC for Museums
and the V&A Museum's Carry on
Naomi is currently Knowledge
Exchange Fellow at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama,
University of London, Associate Fellow of the School of
Advanced Study, University of London, and an Associate Artist of
feminist production hub Scary Little Girls.
She worked in Parliament from 2017-18 on an AHRC funded
project entitled What Difference Did the War Make? World
War One and Votes for Women and was nominated for a
Parliamentary Diversity and Inclusion Award for her work with the
Vote 100 team.
She performs at comedy, cabaret and variety nights as her
character Ada Campe. Ada won the
prestigious New Act of the Year Show (NATYS) in 2018, and the 2018
Old Comedian of the Year competition.
contributed to two recent books about women in comedy, The
What the Frock! Book of Funny Women
and Stand Up & Sock It To Them
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