I am a visual artist, researcher and lecturer based in Hampshire.

My photographic practice started in the 1980's whilst completing a studio based photography HND at Swansea Institute (then WGIHE). After many years working in commercial ceramics I returned to photography in 2006, completing my MA at the Arts University at Bournemouth in 2009. I have recently completed an AHRC funded PhD in Photography at the University of Brighton.

Typically my photographic work reflects an interest in the conventions of visual display and representation and how these might become usefully incorporated as subject matter within a medium that itself forms part of these conventions. My current research centres on the traditional photographic portrait studio as a space of modernity and desire and how this might offer insights into photography as a psychic apparatus.

My work has recently been exhibited at the Flowers East Gallery and The Photographers' Gallery in London and at Grand Parade and The Dorset Place Gallery in Brighton.

I currently combine my photographic practice and research with a career in teaching.

Curriculum vitae

1983 Black and White Darkroom, Hand Printer: Colourlabs International

1984 HND Photography: Swansea Institute

1986 Ceramist/Director: Branksome China

1997 Managing Director: Branksome China

2004 Manager: Salisbury Photographic Studios

2006 BIPP Professional Qualifying Exam (PQE) in Photography: Salisbury College

2006 BA(Hons) First Class, Photomedia: Bournemouth University

2007 MA Photography: Arts University Bournemouth

2008 PGCE HE: Arts University Bournemouth

2009 Visiting Lecturer in Fine Art and Photography: Arts University Bournemouth

2009 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

2009 Consultant: Worlds End Contemporary, Kings Road, London

2009 Manager: Salisbury Photo Imaging and Portrait Place Studio

2011 Teacher of Photography: Burgate Sixth Form Centre

2011-15 PhD: University of Brighton

2012-15 Visiting Lecturer: University of Brighton

2015 Lecturer: University of Portsmouth

2018 - present, Senior Lecturer and MA Photography course leader: University of Portsmouth

Exhibitions and publications

2007 'White Room', Dray Walk Gallery, London.

2008 'Edge', Text & Work Gallery, Bournemouth.

2008 British Journal of Photography: 10. 09. 2008.

2009 'Fresh Faced & Wild Eyed', The Photographers' Gallery, London

2009 'Autumn Collection', Flowers East Gallery, London

2013 'Surface Exposure', University of Brighton Gallery, Brighton

2014 'Mythopoesis', Grand Parade Gallery, Brighton

2015 'Portrait Studio' solo show, Dorset Place Gallery, Brighton

2018 'This' Research Group