SKILLS, ESTEEM AND LEADERSHIP
A dynamic leader and manager able to combine valuable educational and commercial management expertise within both public and private sectors. Established relationships within the educational, arts, media and communications industries. Recent roles, clients and projects include HE leadership and teaching, digital media production, coaching and business management. Alongside growing my own commercial business and completing my Ph.D, I have am a practising artist, senior lecturer and programme leader in MA Fine and Digital Arts, and BA Fine Arts. As recent Higher Education Manager I held responsibility for all the quality and liaison processes of seven degree (BA/BSc) and teaching training (PGCE) programmes for the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Bolton University (UOB) at Brooksby Melton College (BMC). I managed budgets of 300,000K and 25 staff across college departments. A Grade 1 Lecturer in both Teaching and Learning and a highly skilled practitioner in Digital and Film Media Production.
2015- PhD Digital Media and Performance, De Montfort University, Leicester (completion July 2019).
2013 MA Creative Technologies, Distinction, De Montfort University, Leicester.
2011 PGCert Drama, De Montfort University, Leicester.
2004 Cert Ed, Sussex University, Brighton.
2003 PGCert Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts, IATE, London.
1997 BA (Hons) Fine Art, First Class Award, University College, London, UCL.
1992 Cert HE Media Communications, Goldsmiths College, University of London.
2019 - Programme Leader MA Fine Art, Faculty of Art, Design & Humanities, De Montfort University, Leicester.
2019 - Co-Programme Leader MA Digital Arts, Faculty of Art, Design & Humanities, De Montfort University.
2019 - Associate Lecturer BA Fine Art, Faculty of Performing and Fine Arts, Lincoln University, Lincoln.
2014 - Senior Lecturer, Photography and Video Production, Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities, De Montfort University, Leicester.
2018 - Research Assistant, IOCT, Research Training Committee Fund, Practice Based Research Cookbook
2018. Research Assistant, Faculty of Faculty of Education, De Montfort University, Leicester.
2018. Research Assistant, VR Workshop with Dr Jethro Shell. Senior Lecturer in Games and Intelligent Systems
2016-2018 Higher Education Quality and Development Manager, Brooksby Melton College, Leics.
2016- 2017 Research Assistant, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, De Montfort University, Leics.
2012-2016 External Examiner, BA/BSc Media Arts, St Mary’s University College, London.
2011-2014 Higher Education Manager, Brooksby Melton College, Leicestershire.
2010-2011 Programme Team Manager, Performing Arts & Media Dept, Brooksby Melton College (BMC).
2008-2010 Lecturer, BA (Hons) Performing Art and Digital Media, FDA Community Theatre, HND Media Moving Image, BMC.
2007-2008 Associate Lecturer, Fine Art, Photography, Film, Sculpture, Warwick University, Warks.
2007 -2009 Learning Mentor, Inclusion Trust, Anglia Polytechnic/UEA, Ultra Lab, Leicestershire.
2003 -2008 Lecturer, BA Photo Media, HND Media Moving Image, A-Level Media Studies, Croydon College, London.
1997 – 1998 Lecturer, Leicester University, Drawing, Painting, Photo-Media, Adult Education.
1995 – 1997 Teaching Assistant, The Slade School of Fine Art, Summer School, University College London (UCL)
Main lecturing activities 2003- 2019.
Croydon HE (validated by Sussex University)
HE6: BA Hons Photo Media
FE3: BTEC ND Media Moving Image
FE3: AS & A2 Fine Art
FE3: AS & A2 Media Studies
BA (Hons) Performing Arts degree Brooksby Melton College (BMC), (validated by De Montfort University)
HE4: Devising 1
HE5: Devising 2 (Module Leader 2010)
HE5: Negotiated Study
HE6: Company Performance
HE6: Negotiated Study
HE6: Performance Research Project
HE6: Performance and Media (Module Leader since 2008)
Foundation Degree Community Theatre Brooksby Melton College (BMC), (validated by De Montfort University)
HE4: Creative Communications (Module Leader 2009)
HE4: Entrepreneurship and Enterprise (Module Leader 2009)
BSc/BA Digital Film Production BMC (Validated by BMC/DMU/UOB/UEA) and Higher National Diploma in Media (Moving Image)
HE4: Career Development (Module Leader 2010)
HE4: Lighting and Cinematography for Digital Film Production
HE4: Race, Gender and Representation
HE4: Post Production for Digital Film
HE4: Factual Project
HE4: Cinema History
HE4: Editing Techniques
HE5: Directing for Digital Film Production
HE5: Fiction Project
HE5: Production Management for Digital Film Production
HE5: Professional Industry Project (Module Leader 2010)
HE6: Professional Industry Project
HE6: Freelance Business and Practice
BA Digital and Performing Arts DMU
HE4: Digital Performance
HE4: Post Dramatic Performance Project
HE6: Research Project
HE7: Digital Arts
BA Drama DMU
HE6: Research Project
BA Dance DMU
HE5: Dance for Screen
HE6: Dance for Screen
BA Photography and Media
HE4: Constructing the Moving Image
HE6: Critical Research
MA Digital Arts DMU
HE7: Mapping Digital Cultures
HE7: Major Project
MA Fine Art DMU
HE7: Professional Studies
HE7: Studio Practice
HE7: Major Project
BA (Hons) Fine Art Lincoln University
HE4: The Fine Art Body
Leicester University, The Richard Attenborough Centre, The Slade School of Art, Warwick University Lecturer, Drawing, Painting, Photo-Media, Adult Education, Art Foundation Courses, Inclusion Trust, Anglia Polytechnic/UEA, Ultra Lab. Mentor for the Notschool.net programme, an online educational community. Work is set, produced and assessed in a virtual e-learning environment. Agencies such as the Science Museum and WWF (World Wildlife Fund) were involved in co-producing learning material.
2015- Media Production Manager: Magnificent Media based at the Phoenix Arts Centre, Leicester
Clients: Pulse Technologies. CCA Galleries: Artist, Peter Blake. Capsicum Technologies. Other Criterion: Artist, Damien Hirst. Design Alliance: Three Mobile. De Montfort University: NHS,
Birmingham Think Tank Museum.
2006-2017 Co-Director: Youniverse Digital Limited www.youniverse.co.uk
Clients: The Young Vic Theatre. Fevered Sleep Theatre Company. Transworld Publishers: Jack Reacher, Terry Pratchett. Hodder & Stoughton: Paul Mckenna. BBC: Live at The Apollo, British Comedy Awards, Jack Dee, Matt Lucas. Channel 20-20. Verve. NHS.
2002-2003 Development Manager: Perspective Productions www.perspectiveproductions.co.uk
Clients: The Discovery Channel, Factual Programming Development. Documentary Generation: 9/11 and are We Safe in the Skies; two year-long productions.
Assistant Producer: BBC Outside Broadcast, Royal Albert Hall, London.
1999 – 2002 Development Manager and Programme Producer: Channel 20-20 http://2020.media/
Main point of contact with broadcasters and corporations. Recruited and coordinated all production teams, producers, directors, researchers, crew and presenters. Financial planning and control. Team leadership of up to 30 staff. Clients: BSKYB, SKY ONE, .TV, ITV, CHANNEL 4, LIVING TV IKEA, INTEL, VERVE
1997 - 1999 CNN International and ARTV: Assistant Producer
Weekly production of The Art Club, CNN’s international weekly art show. Shot on location internationally, shows include Jerusalem, Hong Kong, Antwerp, Barcelona, and NYC.
FELLOWSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
2015-2019 Full fees & stipend scholarship DMU for my Ph.D. research equivalent to £28,000 per annum
2018 Exhibition funding award DMU (TETTT) Transformational Encounters: Touch, Traction, Transform.
2018 Conference Presentation Attendance Turin DMU
2016 Conference Presentation Attendance Rome DMU Global Award
2016 Conference Presentation Attendance Canterbury DMU
2015 Two Awards granted for Conference Paper Delivery TAPRA and University of Westminster
2015, 16 & 18 ESREA European Excellence in Research for papers given in Milan, Canterbury, Turin
1997 Margaret Pulsford Book Prize for first class dissertation award
1995 ERASMUS Scholarship for 6 month residency at the University of Helsinki, Finland
1996 The Sloane Square Award for artmaking
1995 Duveen Travel Scholarship for 6 week research trip to Mexico
1995 Mornington Prize for exhibition funding
1995 Maud and Foster award for exhibition funding
CONFERENCES AND PUBLICATIONS
‘Tales of Transformational Encounter in Digital Arts Practice: Co-forming Connective Togetherness through Techno-Sensual Acts of Love’.
Chapter due for publication March 2019.
De Montfort University. Borderlines V1: Performing Across the Frontiers of Fear 2018
Fear of losing / dissolving a sense of self and / or of opening oneself up to another. Presenter.
De Montfort University, Leicester. May 2018. Institution of Creative Technologies. Practice Based-Research Conference Presentation, Tales of Transformational Encounter in Digital Arts Practice: Co-forming Connective Togetherness through Techno-Sensual Acts of Love.
Turin, Italy ESREA Conference, 2018, ‘Tales of Transformational Encounter in Digital Arts Practice: Co-forming Connective Togetherness through Techno-Sensual Acts of Love’. Presenter.
De Montfort University. Borderlines V: Falling, Standing, Performing. June 2017. Presenter.
Berlin, Transmediale ‘30 Years of Transmediale’, Festival February 2017. Delegate
LADA and Tanja Ostojić‘s Misplaced Women? Residency. Delegate and Performer. 2016.
Dapper Waterman's Arts Centre, Immersive Digital Performance Residency. Delegate and Presenter. 2016
Royal College of Art, London. September 2016. Gender Generation: The creative process in Art & Design. Conference Paper ‘Situating the Reciprocal’: Maternal Processes of Creative Transformation.’
De Montfort University, Leicester. July 2016. Institution of Creative Technologies. Practice Based-Research Conference Paper, ‘Welcome Home Love: Maternal Embodiments and Intimate Encounters: Towards Transformational Reciprocity Through Performative, Digital and Somatic Exchange’.
Rome Sapienza University. April 2016. Performative Presentation ‘Welcome Home Love: Maternal Embodiments and Intimate Encounters: Towards Transformational Reciprocity Through Performative Digital and Somatic Exchange.
Canterbury Christchurch University. ESREA Conference. March 2016. Life History and Biography Network. ‘‘Situating The Reciprocal’: Searching Transformational Encounter Through the Creative Narrativisation of Intimate Space’.
Publication: Point. forty: a Dialogic Artwork ‘Four women aged forty, powerful and vivid, passionate and connective. What do their stories reveal?’ In the book - ‘Stories that Make a Difference, exploring the collective, social and political potential of narratives in adult education research’, Edited by Laura Formenti and Linden West. Sage, UK, 2016.
Cultural Exchanges, DMU. March 2016. Seminar Presentation to Lois Keidan, director of the Live Art Agency ‘Off With Her Head: Embodied Transformations Of Intimate Space’.
University of Bicocca. Milan. Italy. ESREA Conference. March 2015. Life History and Biography Network. ‘Stories that make a difference’. Presented on ‘Point. Forty: A Dialogic Artwork, ‘Four Women Aged Forty, Powerful And Vivid, Passionate And Connective. What Do Their Stories Reveal?’
De Montfort University. Nov 2015. Practice-based Research Conference. Presented on my Ph.D Research-based Practice.
Worchester University. TAPRA Conference. September 2015. Presenting a paper on ‘Performative Encounters: the Medicinal Affect of Social-Technological Touch Performance and Science Working Group. Showcasing my practice-based research piece ‘Point. Forty. Four women passionate and creative, what do their stories reveal?’.
University of Westminster and Brunel University. TRACES Conference. June 2015. Joint Symposium. Presented a paper on, ‘The social-technological traces of touch, reaching through the performative art work ‘Point. forty’.
De Montfort University. June 2014. Intermediality and Performance Conference. Presented on my forthcoming Ph.D Research as Practice.
Memberships of: TAPRA, UCU, TATE, RA, SCUDD, JISC
Peer Review (RASO) Art History Programming at the Slovenian Third Age University
Psychosynthesis Leadership and Coaching Conference 2018
Fundamentals of Psychosynthesis Four-Day foundational course in Psychosynthesis Leadership and Coaching 2018
REF Research Impact Training Day, DMU June 2018
Narrativ Two-day listening and personal storytelling masterclass workshop Jerwood Space London April 2017
UEA – Teaching and Learning Conference Sept 2017
The Invitation. Bodymind Somatics: How to manifest the fullness of your potential for intimacy. Mike Lousada and Dr Louise Mazanti, 2016
UEA – Partnerships Conference – May 2016
De Montfort University. Dapper Digital Arts Performance Practice – Emerging Research. Doctoral Researcher Principle and Founding Member. 2016 cont.
De Montfort University. University Research & Innovation Committee. P.hD. Research Representative. Academic Year 2015-2016 and 2018
De Montfort University. Art Design Humanities Faculty Research Committee. P.hD. Research Representative. Academic Year 2015-cont.
Narrativ One-day listening and personal storytelling workshop Jerwood Space London 2016
De Montfort University. Launching the Peter Whitehead Archive. Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre Beyond the Borders of Dissonance: Conference co-organiser. June 2016.
De Montfort University. Feminism and Gender in the Social Sciences. School of Applied Social Sciences Symposium. June 2016. Delegate.
De Montfort University. Boundaries: Resisting, Persisting, Performing. Ph.D. Co-Conference Organiser. June 2016. Organiser and Delegate.
Phoenix Cinema and Arts Centre in Leicester, UK 'Doing Women's Film and Television History III: Structures of Feeling' conference. May 2016. Delegate.
De Montfort University (DMU). Writers Retreat. July 2015. 1-day immersion. Delegate.
DMU Square Mile and DMU Global. 2015 – on going. Staff-student volunteer.
Feminine Mastery July – Dec 2015. Weekly over 25 weeks - intensive web-seminar course. Delegate.
York St John University. Love Arts Conference. July 2015. Delegate.
De Montfort University. Boundaries: Trangression, Authority, Performance Conference. June 2015. Delegate.
De Montfort University. Centre and Television History (CATH) Conference. June 2015. Delegate.
Southbank University. Motherhood and Creativity Conference. June 2015. Delegate.
Daily Life Ltd Conference. The Expert View. June 2015. London. Delegate.
De Montfort University. QAA Research Student Panel Representative for Art, Design and Humanities for the May 2015 HER
De Montfort University. PG CWWN. April 2015. Conference Delegate.
University of Cambridge. Whither Political Conference. Oct 2015. Delegate.
De Montfort University. Pop Up Play Symposium. July 2014. Delegate.
Royal Holloway University. TAPRA Conference. Sept 2014. Performance and Technologies Working Group. Delegate.
Passion and Intimacy Summit. Aug 2014. 5-day web-seminar event. Delegate.
Awakening Your Shakti Course July & August 2014. Weekly intensive web-seminar course. Delegate.
Shakti Summit. June 2014. 5-day web-seminar event. Delegate.
Feminine Fulfilment Course June & July 2014. Weekly intensive web-seminar course. Delegate.
Inspiring Women’s Summit. May 2014. 5-day web-seminar event. Delegate.
De Montfort University. Crossing Borders Conference. June 2014. Delegate.
London Higher Education Conference June 2014. Delegate.
University of Bolton, Collaborative Partnerships Conference. June 2013. Delegate.
QAA HER Training, Gloucester 2013. Delegate.
QAA HER Training, Birmingham 2013. Delegate.
EMFEC – Regional Member and College Representative. 2011 – 2014.
University of Bolton, Teaching and Learning Conference. June 2012. Delegate.
The Arvon Foundation. May 2011. Week Residential Course, ‘Playwriting’ with Ola Animashawun and Laura Wade. Delegate.
CAPITAL Centre Warwick University, conference on creativity and performance in teaching and learning, 2-day conference and workshop. June 2010. Delegate.
De Montfort University. Teaching HE in FE, one-day collaborative partnerships workshop. June 2010. Delegate.
London Metropolitan University/IATE. Arts in Education Conference and experiential day with Dr Kenneth Pickering. May 2010. Delegate.
St Mary’s University College. Validation panel member for the Media Arts Degrees. June 2007.
The Arvon Foundation. Week Residential Course, ‘Starting to Write a Novel’ with Emma Donaghue. May 1998. Delegate.
Wandsworth FE College, 16mm film course, London 1996. Delegate.
Four Corners film Workshop. 8mm film course, London , 1996. Delegate.
Matts Gallery. Art Invigilator London for Robin Klassnik 1995. Delegate.
Art Angel, Art Invigilator. London for Laurie Anderson and Brian Eno, Self Storage 1995
Action Space. Artist in Residence, London 1995
LCB Depot Personal Weather 2018
TETTT The Gallery, De Montfort University 2018
Point. Forty University of Bicocca. Milan. 2016
Point. Forty Leicester Media School Launch Nov 2014
Point. Forty Solo interactive 12 screen digital performance, Phoenix Cube Gallery, Leicester, Jan 2014
Blood Light Solo show, multimedia performance, De Montfort University 2012
We’ll nice you up Group show, Cleveland Gallery, London 1997
They’re getting off, they’re not getting on Solo show, multimedia installation, The Slade School of Art, London 1997
Displaced rituals Solo show, multimedia installation, The Slade School of Art, London 1997
To hear, to see, to speak Group collaborative show, between The Slade School of Art, Central St Martins College and Dartington Collage 1997
Knit-unravel-knit Solo, two day live performance, Performanssi International festival of performance art, Finland 1996
face to face Solo show, public performance installation, The Duveen Gallery, The Slade School of Art, London 1995
exposure Group show, Part of chain letter a viral group show, 1995
rituals Solo show, text and photographic works made in Mexico The Duveen Gallery, The Slade School of Art,
Disclosure Group show, Hoxton Square, London, 1994
My two frames of reference 16mm film screening (20mins) The Tramway Glasgow, 1997
Touched Found Kissed Screening 16mm New Works Festival, Phoenix Arts, Leicester, collaboration with musicians
Craig Vear and Jonathan Eato 1996
Moving Still Screening 8mm Animation Viva 8 Festival London Filmmakers Coop (and) The Lumiere Festival London 1996