Academic Achievement

Senior Fellow of Higher Educational Academy
PGCert Teaching and Learning, Coventry University 2014

Programme Director, Fine Art and Photography, UCA Farnham 2020- current and Acting Programme Director, Fine Art, UCA Canterbury 2022- current
I am a collaborative leader, with clarity of purpose. I am confident, fair minded and adaptive to change. In this post I am in the research career field, trained as a PhD supervisor. I am committed to interdisciplinary learning and decolonising the curriculum. I was responsible for bringing together BA Fine Art, BA Digital art and BA Photography in the curriculum transformation 20/21 and In addition, I managed the switch from face to face teaching to online learning during the pandemic. I currently sit on the quality and enhancement committee.

External examiner, MA Photography, University of Central Lancaster 2022-2026
External examiner, BA Photography, University of East London 2022-2026
External examiner, MA Creative Practice and Creative Industries, University of Bolton
2020-2024 (newly validated interdisciplinary MA courses)
External examiner BA Photography, Canterbury Christchurch 2017-2022
As an experienced subject specialist, this role involves acting as an independent impartial observer to BA (Hons) Photography, to ensure a fair and consistent assessment process. Consulted on the course revalidation 21/22, the adjustments to curriculum delivery during Covid 19/20-20/21 and curriculum development with International partners 18/19.
Chief external examiner, Institute of Photography, Falmouth University 2016-2020
In addition to external examiner for BA (Hons) Photography at the IoP, as chief external examiner, the role involves liaising with and collating information with all the external examiners at the Institute of Photography, inclusive of BA Photography, BA Press and Editorial Photography, BA Marine and Natural History Photography and MA photography.

Additional external validation
Portfolio reviewer Oxford Photo 2021/23
Competition Judge, Salon – Photo Fusion 2022
Grant application reviewer, The Leverhulme Trust 2021 & 2016
External validation panel, MA Documentary Photography, University of South Wales 2021
External examiner – MRES University of Huddersfield 2021
External validation panel, BA Digital Photography, Ravensbourne 2018
Delivered online teaching and learning training, Universidad De Arte, Bucharest 2018
External validation panel BA Photography, University of South Wales 2015

Project management and additional committees
Coordinator of APHE summer conference Photography and Collaboration, Coventry University 2019
Co-convener of Family Ties Network, research symposiums coordinated include: Family and Other Ties 2022, The political Geographies of the Archive 2020, The Representation of Memory-Activating Archives 2019, Transnational Family 2018
Advisory board member for Black Country Visual Arts 2016-20
Member of PH-photography research network 2016-22 & Art and Exile group (BBK) 2017-21

Assistant Professor, Coventry University 2019-2020
Module leader and team teacher across theory, practice and professional practice on BA Photography. Responsible for curriculum planning, development & delivery, internal and external module moderation. Work closely with 3rd year final major projects and degree shows. Shortlisted for 2020 ‘I love my staff’ Coventry University award. Coordinator of APHE Photography and Collaboration conference (2019). In addition, coordinator of a number of research symposiums with the Family Ties Network at Coventry University. Continue to sit on the CDAR committee as an officer of teaching and learning, and the academic integrity panel. Institutional member: Association for Photography in Higher Education 2016-2020

Senior Lecturer BA Photography, Coventry University 2012-2019
Ranked 1st for Photography and Film: Guardian University Guide 2015 & 2018, 2019 TEF Gold. Responsible for curriculum planning, development & delivery, internal and external module moderation. Work across practice, theory and professional practice. Lead academic on #openmedia classes. Drawing from professional experience, lead on cross-level professional mapping modules, contributor to photo theory, Independent practice and degree shows. University champion for internationalisation and intercultural learning. Organised a number of national and international student trips, and is one of the university’s global leaders. Consistent MEQ feedback 92-100% on lead modules. MPA developer online international learning collaborative projects, in association with Universidad De Europa, Madrid and University de Arte, Bucharest.
2018 winner of The Coventry University Excellence Award: Student Employability Initiative. 2018 shortlist: APHE APHiEs teaching award. 2017/18 Ethics Committee, & Course Development Approval Review (CDAR) panel member. 2016/17 co-head of level 1 & contributor to BA Photography semesterisation rewrite. 2017 inter-disciplinary teaching pilot. 2016-12 head of level 2. 2016 Shortlist: Wharton-QS Stars reimagine education award. 2015/16 Selected to participate on the Research Development Program & 2016 ECR SEED Research Funding. 2016 Reader on MA Community Culture and Media revalidation. 2015 Lead academic International Global Leader Program. 2014/15 Contributor to BA Photography course rewrite. 2013-15 lead developer OIL projects, contributor to the (CEG) training cards and supporting videos for (COIL) projects. 2013-15 Lead academic on the European Regional, Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise Network collaborative learning project between Coventry University and DuckRabbit media. 2012-14 Academic contributor on the Institute of Creative Enterprise (ERDF) project

Teaching and learning conference papers
What colour is sacred? (focused on online international learning)
2015 EuroSoTL 2015: Bridging Boundaries through the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning. Cork, Ireland
2015 Transforming Futures: Disruption, Connection & innovation Conference, Coventry University
2014 The Betty Leask internationalisation symposium, Coventry University
From the I to the we (Thunderstorm paper delivered about collaborative learning)
2014 Aiming High in Teaching & Learning. Sheffield Hallam University
2014 Portfolio careers: Conference paper Photography Symposium. Falmouth University

Applied research: academic development projects
2015 Lead academic International Global Leader Program Coventry University
2014/15 Lead academic European Regional funded Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise Network collaborative learning project between Coventry University and Duck Rabbit Media
2014/15 Contributing academic on the development of the (CGE) online international learning collaborative classes, Coventry University
2012-14 Contributing academic on co-funded Coventry University & (EDRF) Creative Enterprise project

Freelance photographer and producer 1994-2014
Specialising in portraiture, lifestyle and editorial photography, working with both analogue and digital. Adapting to the requirements of different clients, devised concepts and produced photographic studio and location shoots. Photoshop and colour management, black and white printing, social media and website management. Budgeting, book-keeping, good time-management and organisational skills. 2004-2010 Ran a photographic studio, alongside photographic practice. Regular contributor to a number of UK and international editorial/advertorial magazines and book clients, including The Telegraph magazine, The Sunday Times, Red, Marie Claire, Glamour, Boots, Premiere. Redwood publishing and Anova books, vintage imprint.