I am an art historian interested in the relationships between art and education and the role of participation in both. As Course Leader for the BA (Hons) Fine Art and Art History, I am engaged with the various ways in which history, theory and practice interact.
I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, interested in pedagogy and the nature of learning, in and as art. Specifically, I explore the role of participatory practices in contemporary art and how participation itself is central to the learning process.
I have lately been working on a project in which students and I co-created our second-year module as a way of designing a relevant, dynamic and current curriculum. I speak and write widely on the topic; most recently in October 2017 at the Equality Challenge Unit's Annual Conference, Inclusivity, intersectionality, action: moving forward the equality agenda in higher education.