I am an artist educator working at Chester International School. I am committed to a career in arts-based research education and have recently completed my Doctorate in Education at the University of Chester.


2014 – 2019
Doctorate In Education

2013 – 2014
MA Creativity for the Professions

2011 – 2012
PGCE Art and Design Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool

2008 – 2011
First class honours degree in Fine Art Glyndwr University, Wrexham BA (Hons) Fine Art

2007 – 2008
Deeside College, Flintshire BTEC Foundation Diploma Art and Design

1997 – 1999
Creative Visual Studies Level 2 & 3 West Cheshire College, Chester ILEX Legal qualifications Law and Practice

1993 – 1994
Deeside College, Flintshire NVQ 1 & 2 Business Administration

1985 – 1991
Castell Alun High School, Wrexham 9 G.C.S.E’s including Maths and English



Sept 2020
Appointed Professional Teaching and Learning Coach, Chester International School

Oct 2019
Subject lead on whole school transdisciplinary project

June 2019
Leader Tech Camp for Chinese Students

2018 – to date
Head of Visual Arts department, Chester International School

2016 – 2018
Hall Leader at Upton by Chester High School organising and leading on whole school events

Project Leader for International Day for people with disabilities, Glyndwr University


March 2018
Tate Exchange, Involved in an International collaborative art based research educational, Tate Liverpool

August 2017
Creation and delivery of Art Workshops for the charity Stepping Stones, Wrexham

February 2016
Participant Moving Minds Exhibition, Oriel Sycharth Gallery, Wrexham

June 2015
Creation and delivery of Art Workshops for the charity Stepping Stones, Wrexham

November 2014
Exhibited at Creativity in Education Exhibition, Kingsway, University of Chester

June 2011
Solo Art Exhibition Buckley Library, Flintshire

October 2010
Presentation and workshop on my art practice aimed at BTEC foundation students. Shrewsbury School of Art and Design

September 2010
Exhibited in Helfa Gelf open artists studios, North Wales

July 2010
Solo Art exhibition, Waverton Beer Festival, Cheshire

July 2010
Visualising The Invisible: Artists Working In Mental Health. Invigilating at art exhibition, Glyndwr University, Wrexham

February 2010
Exhibited at S.P.A.C.E Dreams Exhibition. Ellesmere, Shropshire Collaborative Project

January 2010
Solo Art Exhibition Flint Library, Flintshire

November 2009
Project Leader organising and delivering art workshops for International Day for students with disabilities, Glyndwr University Wrexham

June 2009
Solo Art Exhibition Holywell Library, Flintshire

August 2009
Delivery of Community Workshop making paper-mache masks in relation to historical themes, Flintshire County Council

August 2009
Arena Art Gallery, Liverpool curator “A Degree of Uncertainty” exhibition

August 2009
Team Member, Slavery Remembrance Day Festival National Museums, Liverpool


June 2020
Keynote virtual address for post graduate students, the Department of Education, University of Chester

February 2019
Tensions in Creative Pedagogy Guest Speaker at the Annual PGR Conference, University of Chester

June 2017
Democratic Creativity Guest Speaker Curious Minds Symposium, Chester

June 2015
Creative Teaching and Learning for the 21st Century Guest Speaker at the Artist Teacher Associates Annual Conference, Liverpool


NSEAD – The National Society for Education in Art and Design BERA

National Society of Authors

Member of the Chartered College of Teaching




My hobbies include walking and roller derby which I play for my local team The Cheshire Hellcats. In my spare time I enjoy painting and visiting art galleries. I also enjoy walking my dog Teddy in the beautiful countryside on my doorstep.

References available upon request