I read Philosophy and English Literature at Leeds University (1991-4) and went on to study Directing at The Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia (1995-9). After a stint in Thailand in the Higher Education sector I returned to the UK upon winning a fully funded PhD scholarship at the School of Arts and Performance at The University of Plymouth (2003-7). I took up the post of Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts at Liverpool Hope University in 2007. My research interests reflect my wide training and learning but my principal area of publication and exhibition is in the field of Performance Studies. I also publish regularly in Cultural Theory, Live Art, Activism, Film Studies, Deleuze Studies, Cultural Studies, Critical Theory and Radical Pedagogy. My current areas of research are triangulated by my interest in critical education, social justice and activist performance practices. I supervise postgraduate students (MA, PhD) in my research areas and am always willing to take on more students in these fields. I am a regularly invited speaker at conferences around the world, including many keynotes; this complements my extensive international exhibition and performance portfolio. I have also won a series of funding bids for projects that are ongoing at the moment, including the internationally acclaimed The Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home and The Free University of Liverpool (both of which I co-founded).