I studied History of Art and Design at Leicester Polytechnic, and I have taught at various schools of Art, Architecture, and Design in Lincoln since 1995. I currently teach across a number of modules for MA programmes in English Studies, Historical Studies, and C19 Studies, as well as critical and cultural studies for the BA (Hons) Graphic Design programme.
I have supervised four postgraduate students to completion (1 MPhil and 3 PhD). The subjects of these were:
The life and work of Lincoln-born artist, William Logsdail (1859-1944)
The life and work of German Enlightenment figure, Jacob Christian Schaffer (1718-1790)
The representation of the Scottish highland habitat in the paintings of Edwin Landseer
The life and work of the artist, William Hilton RA (1786-1839)
I would welcome hearing from students who are considering MPhil and PhD studies in the areas of:
- English landscape art and rural society c.1700-2000
- Any aspect of British Art c.1700-2000
- Council housing in Britain 1945-1980
- British Popular Culture and Social History 1945-1980.
My research interests centre on post-WW2 landscapes, sense of place and memory. I am currently interested in the relationship between postwar 'modernist' planning and the principles of eighteenth-century Picturesque theory, and the use of the 'Radburn Idea' in the design of 1960s and 70s council estates.
Module Leader and Tutor: MA Nineteenth-Century Studies - ‘The Natural World’
Module Tutor: MA Nineteenth-Century Studies - ‘Interdisciplinary Approaches To Tennyson’ and ‘The Nineteenth-Century City’
Module Tutor: MA English Studies - ‘Romantic Legacies’
Module Leader: BA (Hons) Graphic Design - ‘Contextualising Visual Practice 3: Dissertation’
Module Leader: BA (Hons) Graphic Design - ‘Contextualising Visual Practice 2’
Module Leader: BA (Hons) Graphic Design - ‘Contextualising Visual Practice 1’