Professional Recognition and Awards
Invited to review ‘Nasreen Mohamedi’, Tate Liverpool, 6 June–5 October 2014 for Journal of Contemporary Painting, Volume 1, Issue 2.
Invited to contribute to ‘A Tribute to Rozsika Parker’ (1945-2010), Journal of Cloth and Culture, Volume 9, Number 2, July 2011, pp.200-211(12). (Other contributors: Griselda Pollock (Professor of Social and Critical Histories of Art, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds); Jennifer Harris (Deputy Director, The Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester); Pennina Barnett (Senior Lecturer, Department of Art, Goldsmiths, University of London); Janis Jefferies (Professor of Visual Arts, Department of Computing, Goldsmiths, University of London); Victoria Mitchell (Senior Lecturer, Fine Art, Norwich University College of the Arts).
Member AHRC Peer Review College
Nominated for the 2008 Northern Arts Prize www.northernartprize.org.uk
Member of the Art and Design Sub-Panel in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.
Founding Co Director, Centre for Practice as Research in the Arts (CPaRA), University of Chester.
2004-2007 Member of Photostore Selected Makers Panel, Crafts Council, London
Member North West Textile Forum
Member North West Art and Design Research Group
One of 3 established UK artists selected to mentor emerging Japanese artists as part of Through the Surface, Collaborating Textile Artists from Britain and Japan, 2003
Selected for BBC production Contemporary Visions, a series of short films profiling 8 contemporary artists including Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry, Fiona Rae, Laura Ford, Martin Parr, Learning Zone, December 2003
Shortlisted for the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize 2002: Textiles. Crafts Council, London
One of Four artists selected to represent Great Britain at The 10th International Triennial of Tapestry. Museum of Textiles, Lodz, Poland, 2001
Northwest Arts Individual Development Grant, 2000
British Council Grant, 2000