Over the past two decades I have gained experience of teaching and management in higher education across courses in writing, performance and art. In the same period I have published and engaged in research in these fields, and continue to extend my art practice in relation to this activity. I have a Diploma in Fine Art, and BA, MA and PhD qualifications in areas of English Literature, Theatre and Poetry, and completed a PGCHE at Falmouth University in 2009. Current activity includes supervision and examination at Masters and PhD level, and involvement with curriculum development and innovation in learning and teaching.
Teaching and Academic Activity
Experience of Teaching in Higher Education
Associate Lecturer; Department of English and Creative Writing , Plymouth University; October 2016 – the present
Associate Lecturer; School of Writing and Journalism, Falmouth University; October 2011 – the present
Associate Lecturer; Department of Fine Art, Plymouth University; October 2014 – the present
Associate Lecturer; Academy of Music and Theatre Arts, Falmouth University; October 2010 – June 2015
PhD and MPhil supervision; Falmouth University; October 2007 – the present
MA Programme Leader; Dartington Campus, University College Falmouth; October 2007 – September 2010
Director of Writing; Dartington College of Arts; September 2005 – October 2007
Lecturer in Writing; Dartington College of Arts; October 2003 – October 2007
Visiting Lecturer; Department of Visual Media and Culture, University of Middlesex; September 2001 – May 2004
Seminar Tutor; Department of English, University College Dublin; October 1994 – June 1996
Curriculum Development Expertise
Development of MFA in Fine Art / Contemporary Art Practice; Plymouth University (2018)
Revision of modules in Creative and Critical Practices, and Poetry for Performance and Publication; Falmouth University (2013 – 2015)
Developing Modules for Minor Award in Textual Practices; Developing content for BA (Hons) Writing modules; Participation in Taught MA Programme Review process; Dartington College of Arts (2006 – 2010)
Module design and development of Writing for Art and Design Students; Department of Visual Media and Culture, University of Middlesex (2003 – 2004)
External Examinerships and other Professional Appointments
Reviewer for DRHA (Digital Research in Humanities and Arts); 2009, 2010 and 2011
External Examiner; MA Creative and Professional Writing; Roehampton University, 2005/06 to 2008 /09
External Examiner; Online MA in Creative Writing and New Media; De Montfort University, 2006/07 to 2010/11
Research Supervision and Examining
Current PhD Supervision
Second Supervisor: Paul Reynolds (UAL regs. Falmouth University) A Practice-Based Inquiry into a Taxonomy and Ontology of Holes in Devoré-Lace.
Second Supervisor: Steven A. Evans (Plymouth University / Transart) Creative Caprice: States of Consciousness, Intrinsic Interest, Emotion and Practice-based Phenomenological Inquiry.
Second Supervisor on PhD by Katrina Brown (UAL regs. Falmouth University, submitted 2017) Intersect / Surface / Body: A Choreographics of Drawing.
Second Supervisor on PhD by Annabel Banks (UAL regs. Falmouth, submitted 2015); Poetry and the Boulton and Watt Archive: History, Story, Community.
Third Supervisor on PhD by Mark Greenwood (Kingston University; submitted 2012); The body considered as a site of writing, resistant to the advance of cultural commodification.
Director of Studies on PhD by Camilla Nelson (University College Falmouth / UAL; submitted 2012); Writing with a Tree: Practising Nature Writing as Enquiry
Second Supervisor on MPhil by David Sullivan (University College Falmouth / University of Plymouth; submitted 2011); The Visible Invisible Object: A Photographic Enquiry ‘Recording’ a Lived Life
Second Supervisor on PhD by Larry Lynch (Dartington College of Arts / University of Plymouth; submitted 2009); The Difficult Impossible: Writing, Performance and the Subject
Third Supervisor on PhD by David Evans (Dartington College of Arts / University of Plymouth; submitted 2007)
Reading neuroscience : ventriloquism as a metaphor for multiple readings of self
Third Supervisor on PhD by Anya Lewin (Dartington College of Arts / University of Plymouth; submitted 2006)
Performing a practice: narrative – translation – live installation – urban intervention
2017 – Internal Examiner on PhD (Falmouth University)
2017 – External Examiner on PhD (Birkbeck, University of London)
2016 – External Examiner on MPhil (Aberystwyth, University of Wales)
2016 – External Examiner on PhD (De Montfort University)
2016 – External Examiner on PhD (Central St Martin’s UAL)
2014 – External Examiner on PhD (De Montfort University)
2012 – External Examiner on PhD by Publication (Roehampton University)
2008 – Internal Examiner on MPhil / PhD submission (University of Plymouth)