School of Fine & Performing Arts
College of Arts
My research and professional activity is centred in two areas: Mediated Environments - this is an artistic research process which deploys performance and new media to interrogate environments and narratives. This has included works created across Europe, USA and Canada. More recently the practice has been focused on public engagement through the use of pervasive media and performative public art. Co-Creative Pedagogy - this aspect of my work is an intensive practice based research into teaching and learning both within institutions and in society. It is a process of co-creation undertaken in dialogue and collaboration with students into both the subject of study and the process of learning itself. The focus of the research is into the creation of a critical toolset and scaffolds for collaborative knowledge production and enquiry based learning which stimulate and structure student initiated curiosity into sustained critically and socially engaged research outputs. The work has also been awarded two teaching development grants (2011, 2012) from the Higher Education Academy and has been presented at various conference and events including a workshop at the ELIA (European League of Institutes of the Arts) Teachers Academy in Porto in 2012, and papers for the British Conference of Undergraduate Research (2011, 2012), Digital Resources in the Humanities and Arts (2013) as well as consulting and advising for academic departments in UK Higher Education Institutions. Previous roles include Interim Head of the Lincoln School of Design / Deputy Head of the Lincoln School of Architecture & Design (2016 - 2018); Head of Art & Design at York St John University (2013 - 2016), Chair of Bonington Gallery and Public Programmes at Nottingham Trent University (2009 - 2013), Programme Leader of Theatre Design at NTU (2003 - 2008) and Field Chair of Combined Arts at University of Gloucestershire (2000 - 2002).
Interactive Art, Design and Performance; Creative Pedagogy; Community and Environmental Change
I have served as External Examiner for the University of Brighton and for the University of Hull. I also undertaken consultancy in creative approaches to environmental change for various organisations.
practice based research
research based teaching