Education & Experience

1993 to 1996

BA (Hons) English Literature, First Class. University of Sussex. First-generation entrant to Sussex from a single-parent household in an isolated rural community.

1996 to 1997

MA (Hons) in 20-century Literature, Distinction (British Academy Scholar). University of Sussex. Dissertation reflected lifelong interest in public art-making and the ‘aesthetics of the person in public’, focussing on the early documentary GPO films of Grierson & Jennings and the socially-inclusive radio productions of D G Bridson & Olive Shapley, who encouraged working class people to ‘speak for themselves’.

1998 to 1999

Documentary development researcher, Double Exposure (London)


Documentary development producer, United Productions (Bristol)

2000 to 2006

Head of Undergraduate Recruitment, responsible also for Widening Participation. University of Sussex.

2006 to 2008

Head of Student Recruitment. University of Sussex.

2008 to 2012

Project Manager, Communications. University of Sussex.

2010 to 2014

Hospice lifestory scribe. St Peter and St James Hospice, Chailey.

2016 onwards

Writer. Editor. Site-specific artist. See Writing & Engagement.

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