Dr Catriona Ryan is a poet, theorist and academic author. In 2012, she published a monograph with Cambridge Scholars on the experimental prose and theatre of Tom Mac Intyre, which was described by Professor Willy Maley (Glasgow University) as a “pioneering work of criticism.” She created a new critical theory, paleo-postmodernism, for that research, and is now extending it to other research areas. Her current research interest is based on a new methodology she has developed using poetry writing as an interdisciplinary tool for academics, artists and others to explore the multivalent potential of language as a base for creative thinking. The methodology is called “Transmorphic Hermenuetics.” As a result of her work, she has been nominated for the Ted Hughes Poetry Award by Cinnamon Press for this methodology and its research potential. She is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea.