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’.
1997 to 1998
Graduate Internship in Publications. University of Sussex.
1998 to 1999
Documentary development researcher, Double Exposure (London)
Documentary development producer, United Productions (Bristol)
2000 to 2008
Head of Undergraduate Recruitment, responsible also for Widening Participation. University of Sussex.
2008 to 2012
Project Manager, Communications. University of Sussex.