About me

I am based in England but have travelled professionally to America, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Trinidad, Brazil and the Netherlands.

My skills include

  • research, analysis and presentation of findings on a range of cross art-form topics within education
  • high level analysis of strategic/political cross-art form reviews (eg researching Music Manifesto and Dance Review) in order to make recommendations for other art-forms (eg research for Theatre for Young Audiences/ACE which led to the Drama and Theatre Manifesto)
  • management of a wide range of surveys (online questionnaires; focus groups; interviews) with a broad spectrum of stakeholders across art forms and education sectors, including headteachers/teachers; students; cultural organisations and creative practitioners;
  • managing complex and high profile projects for a range of organisations from across the cultural and education sectors (eg QCA, RSC, CCE); and
  • coaching and mentoring of professionals and university students (for example, City University Arts Management students)

Summary of key qualifications, training, awards and credits

  • Adviser on the Royal Shakespeare Company's Toolkit for Teachers
  • Associate Fellow of the University of Warwick's CAPITAL centre, 2005-2010
  • Accredited coach through the Cultural Leadership Programme
  • Leadership training through a Clore Leadership short course
  • Diploma in management, Birkbeck University, Distinction
  • MA Arts Management in Education, City University
  • PGCE English and Drama, University of Leeds, (Distinction)
  • BA Hons Drama and Latin, University College of North Wales