Claire Quigley was born in 1973 and was brought up in Renfrew. She studied Computing Science at Glasgow University where she obtained a BSc and PhD, and is now working as a freelance photographer in Glasgow. For two years she was a member of a Glasgow University Adult Education class in writing poetry taught by Donny O'Rourke, following which she was a resident on the Fielding Programme mentored by Polly Clark. She is currently part of the St. Mungo’s Mirrorball “Clydebuilt 2” group led by A.B. Jackson. She has just been awarded an Edwin Morgan Travel Bursary to travel to London and Cambridge to work on a project involving poetry and photography based on the concept of Britain during and after major sea-level rises.