Teaching: Higher Education

Posts held:
2009 – 2015 Associate Lecturer in Theatre, Falmouth University [formally University College Falmouth, incorporating Dartington College of Arts]

Qualifications:
PGCHE (2013)
BA Hons Dance with Visual Practice (First Class), University of Brighton (2001)

Memberships: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Specialisms: Site-based and contemporary performance practices, Live Art, Cross-disciplinary practices, Socially engaged practice, professional development for emerging artists

I develop programmes of study that aim to support, challenge and enthuse emerging artists to find and develop their own languages and forms of expression through exposure to a wide range of practices, theories, methodologies, and experiences.

I work to create a learning environment in which high expectations are matched with a supportive atmosphere where risk taking is encouraged. I like to encourage students to develop a sense of responsibility for their own learning as autonomous practitioners.

In 15 years of professional practice in visual and performing arts, I have developed an extensive body of work, experience, and knowledge, through practice based research, solo and collaborative projects, and continuing professional development. This core knowledge of my subject area informs a pedagogic approach that recognises Kolb’s cycle of experiential learning as the DNA of a creative process driven by practice-based, process-led enquiry.