I hold a Bachelor's degree in English, a postgraduate Diploma in Drama and a Master of Arts degree in English (Drama and Film Studies), all from the University of Auckland. In addition I hold a Ph.D. in Contemporary Arts (Dance) from the Manchester Metropolitan University. I trained as a professional actor and dancer in New Zealand and in London, and have worked extensively in both fields. My research follows a practice-as-research model, and is mostly concerned with intercultural performance and cultural identity. I run a performance company, Fighting Fit Productions, and my original work, both research and artistic, has been performed around the world.
I teach across several degrees, including Dance, Drama, Creative and Performing Arts and the MA Creative Practice. I am also Subject Leader for Dance.