As well as being a Lecturer in Critical Studies, Gabrielle is a freelance writer who draws.

She originally studied a practice-based BA in Illustration at HCA, which is complimented by her subsequent, theory-based MA in Cultural and Critical Studies from Birkbeck, London.

Gabrielle has presented papers at national and international conferences and symposiums, designed and delivered bespoke tours for exhibitions at the House of Illustration in London and has been a regular contributor to The Culture Trip.​ Her research interests range from the uncanny effect in illustration, to automatic practices, to the theoretical relevance of drawn narratives.