I have over 30 years experience both as a photographer and academic. As a photographer I starting working as a freelance in the 80’s, about the time I first went to University. Whilst at University of London Goldsmiths’ College I was pulled into the world of performance photography: music, theatre, and dance. On graduation I was offered a place as a tutor on the course, and so began a rather unexpected life as an academic. I moved from Goldsmiths to what is now the University of West London (UWL), as Head of Photography. I also taught for the Central St. Martin’s School of Art & Design, both in staff development and on commercial short courses. I was an External Examiner of photography for the Universities of Surrey and Brighton.
I have a Masters degree from the Open University in Online & Distance Education, Fellowships from both the Higher Education Academy and the British Institute for Learning and Development, and was also awarded an Enterprise Fellowship by the University of West London.
I left full-time teaching in 2010 and returned to my first love of performance photography. I currently work as a freelance photographer and photographic tutor, for individual and group tuition in photography and post-production. I am a member of the British Institute of Freelance Photographers.
I am based in Deal, on the South Kent coast, but work across the UK.