I graduated from Liverpool Hope in 2000 with an honours degree in Drama/Theatre Studies. I returned to Hope in 2001 and was awarded a bursary to complete a Post Graduate Diploma in Community Theatre. Currently I have completed a PGCE in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (2007). I have also completed my Master of Arts degree in Creative Practice (2011) and am working on my PhD in Contemporary Performance and Feminism. Teaching includes leading first year and Explorations in Performance, Leading second year Devising Theatre and supervising third year Dissertations. Community Theatre is one of my interests and I have worked with children right up to Third Age people. My latest research is exploring Domestic Labour, Class and Contemporary Performance working with women from Liverpool 8 and 17.
Leading the first year course in Explorations in Performance, teaching on Text-Based Theatre and Community Project; I am also Module leader for Devising Theatre and Performance. I have worked with diverse community groups throughout the city of Liverpool and Aberdeen creating Community Theatre performances e.g. ‘England’s Glory’, a large scale site specific community play, ‘Grey Matter’ and ‘Carol’s Christmas’ which were performed at the ‘Active Age Centre’ by Third Age People, and have devised many performances concerning the youth of the city working with ’Future Focus’ and ‘Aim Higher’ which are summer school residential youth programmes run by Liverpool Hope. I also hold the post of Disability Advisor for the department.