Fiona was awarded a PhD in English and Religious Studies in 2006. She is a lecturer in Religion at the University of Stirling, working in the Literature and Languages Division. She is also the Book Reviews Editor for the internationally acclaimed journal "Literature and Theology: An interdisciplinary Journal of Religion, Literature and Culture", published by Oxford University Press. She is also a member of the International Society for Religion, Literature and Culture and the convenor of the postcolonial panel at their biennial conference. Her work focuses on the representation and politics of the term 'religion'; postcolonial theory and colonialism; gender studies and feminism; Caribbean and postcolonial literatures (including writers such as Edwidge Danticat, Chimanada Ngozie Adichie, Derk Walcott, Jean Rhys, and Erna Broder) and Caribbean culture with a specific interest in Rastafari and vodou.
In the past, Fiona has taught at the University of Glasgow, where she worked as the skills training co-ordinator for the Faculty of Arts, supporting PhD students. She has also taught on the Offender's Learning programme for the Scottish Prison Service, teaching creative writing and English at HMP Glenochil, HMP Cornton Vale and HMP Barlinnie.