Education, Teaching and Employment

Education and Qualifications:

  • 2009  -  Currently enrolled for a part-time practice-based PhD at NUCA/UAL
  • 1985  -  MA Textiles, Manchester Metropolitan University (formerly Manchester Polytechnic)
  • 1984  -  BA (Hons) Fashion/Textiles (Embroidery), First Class Honours, Manchester Metropolitan University (formerly polytechnic)
  • 1981  -  Foundation in Art and Design, Bolton College of Art

Teaching Experience and Employment:

  • 2004 - Present  -  Reader in Fine Art, MA Fine Art Programme Leader, University of Chester
  • 1993 - 2004  -  Senior Lecturer, Department of Fine Art, University College Chester
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art, BA (Hons) Combined Studies, Joint Co-ordinator MA Fine Art
  • 1989 - 1993  -  Part-time Lecturer, Department of Fine Art, University College Chester
  • 1988 - 1989  -  Freelance Artist/Designer
  • 1986 - 1988  -  Artist in Residence/Art Teacher/Freelance Artist/Designer
  • Heathfield School for Girls, 11-18yrs, Ascot, Berkshire

Visiting Lecturer:

  • 1999  -  University of Ulster, Belfast
  • 1998  -  Goldsmiths College, London
  • 1987  -  Norwich School of Art and Design
  • 1986/87/88  -  Chesterfield College of Art and Technology

External Examiner:

  • 2006 - 2009  •  BA (Hons) Textiles, Goldsmith’s College, University of London
  • 2005 - 2008  •  BA (Hons) Textiles, Fashion and Fibre, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton
  • 2005 - 2008  •  BA (Hons) Applied Arts, University of Hertfordshire
  • 2004 - 2006  •  MA Art and Design, University of Luton
  • 2000 - 2005  •  BA (Hons) Textile Crafts, University of Huddersfield