- Lecturer in Therapeutic Studies
- Faculty Of Life Sciences and Education
My career began in primary education specialising in the creative arts curriculum. I have worked in the area of child welfare in refuge and homeless hostel environments and facilitated groups in a range of community settings, in partnership with third sector organisations and education providers. My HE teaching experience began with the OU in partnership with the Workers' Educational Association. I have taught for over 25 years, particularly enjoying personal academic coaching.
When not teaching, I practise art psychotherapy in community settings with diverse populations experiencing complex mental health needs. My current doctoral level educational action research project, focuses on learning difference. I use arts-based and storytelling methods informed by critical education theory.