Wimbledon College of Arts
University of the Arts London
I am currently Dean of Performance at the University of the Arts London, where I am developing a new vision and school of performance at Wimbledon College of Arts. I have worked in both further and higher education in the UK.
For the last two years, I have served on both the ELIA Representative Board and Executive Group. My current research interest is centred on how the practice of drawing as a trans-disciplinary practice can instigate new approaches to the teaching and learning of drawing, and how drawing can initiate dialogues across disciplines. In 2011 I completed an International Visiting Fellowship at RMIT Melbourne in the Biomedical Science Faculty to research and develop a cross-disciplinary approach to drawing for science curricula. I co-authored the Certificate in Drawing qualification for the University of the Arts London.
Most recently I have been working with MA contemporary Dance choreographers and a medical surgeon, exploring the didactic possibilities of dance with surgery. I have been an external examiner at a number of Universities in the UK, and in 2005 was a foundation course consultant at the Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, Fu Dan University, China. In 2014 I was a member of the Wimbledon team that conducted a joint UKIERI British Council project exploring drawing and digital technology in Indian and British Scenography and performance design at University of Hyderabad. In 2015 I chaired the Wimbledon College of Arts organising committee for the exhibition of European performance design held in the National Centre for Performing Arts, Beijing.
I recently led and chaired the organising committee a major international conference of theatre & performance design education held in March 2018, and I am also leading the planning and organising of an international ‘Theatre & Performance Design Education Network’.