2002 - present day: Senior Lecturer PGCE Secondary Art & Design (Course Leader 2005-2013)

2013 Shortlisted for UCSU Lecturer of the Year Award (Faculty of Education)

Qualifications and memberships

2002-present    National Society for Educators in Art & Design (NSEAD)

2016    MA Textiles in Practice (with Distinction) Manchester Metropolitan University

1988   PGCE (with Distinction) Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Thames Polytechnic, Roehampton

1985   BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design, Manchester Polytechnic (now MMU)

1982   Foundation Course in Art & Design, Preston Polytechnic (now UCLAN)

Academic and research interests

Art and Design Secondary Education

Contemporary Textiles, Drawing/mixed media, Ceramics, 3D work, Book-arts, Photography

Underwater Photography

Ecological arts


Dec 2017 Growing ‘Fabric of the Future’. 

March 2017  Growing ‘Fabric of the Future’ . At the Cutting Edge featured article in Textile Fibre Forum magazine # 125

Oct 2016  'Fruitful Futures' Imagining Pomona. Contributing author

2017 ‘Elements of Landscape’ – Blackburn Art Gallery & Museum

2016 ‘MA Show’ – Manchester School of Art, Manchester

2016 ‘Science in the City’ Exhibition, No 70 Oxford Road. Manchester

2016 ‘Iron Press Exhibition of Prints’ – The Dukes, Lancaster

2015 ‘Simplex: Exploring the simple and complex’ Digital Futures Group Exhibition – Manchester School of Art, Manchester

2015 ‘Edges’ Group Exhibition – No6 Studio Gallery, Pateley Bridge

2014 ‘Bound Together’ Group Exhibition – Farfield Mill, Sedbergh

2013  ‘Sheffield International Artist Book Prize’ Exhibition – Bank St. Arts Gallery, Sheffield

2013   ‘International Art & Soul of Paper’ Exhibition – Mandell’s Gallery, Norwich