My academic background is in critical theory, particularly the practices of deconstruction, and this has given me a great set of tools for understanding and interrogating a range of other disciplines, as well as a fascination with language, culture and the politics of structure.
I am particularly interested in how theoretical models for change can be implemented through creative practices, and the tangible impacts that this can achieve.
In addition to these academic interests, I also have a strong interest in sound and music, film, dance, and fine art (from the 15th to the 21st Century), but also enjoy travelling, skiing, camping and hill-walking.
Driven by many of these interests, I have worked as a 'creative' consultant on major regeneration projects; worked directly with fine art and digital media practitioners to help professionalise and enhance their practices; and finally, moved into the higher education sector, where I have provided Executive-level strategic intelligence services, and worked as a knowledge transfer professional, developing collaborative R&D projects with industry partners.
My current role at University of the Arts London involves providing all of our Colleges with the information and support they require to strategically develop their research and enterprise collaborations, and to help enhance the networks of relevant partners that they are engaging with.