About

In a nutshell:
I am a freelance researcher, writer, evaluator and events producer, and have worked in arts education for over 10 years. My background is in gallery-based programming for adults and young people, but I also conduct research and evaluation across theatre, museum, youth work, play work and formal education contexts. I previously worked as Curator, Public Programmes at Whitechapel Gallery, and recently completed a PhD with Tate and The University of Nottingham, exploring partnerships between galleries and youth organisations. This site contains examples of current and past projects.


Education:
2013-2017: PhD in Education, Tate/The University of Nottingham
Including research methods training in:
- Educational Research: Designing, Conducting and Evaluating Research
- The Contexts of Educational Research: Philosophy, Theory, Methodology
- Educational Research Data: Collecting, Generating, and Producing
- Analyzing Educational Research Data: Interpreting, Communicating and Disseminating
2007-2008: MA Contemporary Art Theory (Distinction), Goldsmiths, University of London
2004-2007: BA Hons. Art History (First Class Honours), The University of Nottingham
2003-2004: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, University of Gloucestershire


Work history:
2013-Present: Freelance research, evaluation and events production (for: Freelands Foundation, Tate, South London Gallery, Battersea Arts Centre, Oasis Adventure Playground, Whitechapel Gallery and Marble Hill Playcentres)
2011-2013: Curator, Public Programmes, Whitechapel Gallery
2008-2011: Assistant Curator, Public Programmes, Whitechapel Gallery
2009-2010: Part time Visiting Curator, Public Programmes, Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture, University of Westminster
2008-2009: Part time Schools Officer (maternity cover), Whitechapel Gallery
2007-2008: Freelance researcher and Adult Programmes Assistant, Tate Britain
2007-2008: Part time Marketing and PR Assistant, Community Focus
2005-2007: Artist's Assistant, Lakeside Arts Centre