Luke’s literature-based academic career culminated in the completion of a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Southampton in 2013. Since then he has worked as a researcher for the BBC and Cardiff City Council. For the former he developed online educational guides and was part of the Crimewatch Roadshow team. For the latter he worked in Scrutiny, conducting a wide range of research projects informing policy development and performance monitoring across all directorates of the Council. Enticed by the bright lights of London and prospect of working in the wine industry, Luke joined Wine Intelligence in February 2017 and is currently undertaking the WSET Level 2.