I read Philosophy and English Literature at Leeds University and went on to study Directing at The Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia. 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. I joined 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 Live Art. My current areas of research are triangulated by my interest in critical/radical education, social justice and activist performance practices. I supervise postgraduate students (MA, PhD) and am a regularly invited speaker at conferences and events. I have also won a series of funding bids for projects, including The Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home and The Free University of Liverpool, Artists4Corbyn and the Family Activist Network (all of which I co-founded). I am a social and ecological justice activist and a firm believer in the idea that art can change the world.