I am a Senior Lecturer in Art and Design Theory at the University of Huddersfield. My research interests include the areas of public enagagement in art and design, cultural citizenship and cultural democracy. Much of my research explores the often complex relationships between artworks and their audiences and considers current art practices which take unconventional approaches to concepts and methods of exhibiting, for example through the use of subversive or reflexive exhibition techniques.
Current research projects include:
None in 3 Global Research Centre - addressing challenges in fields such as health, humanitarian crises, conflict, the environment, the economy, domestic violence, society, and technology, aiming to prevent violence against women and girls.
Occupations - A student-centred collaboration with Leeds Art Gallery exploring notuond of 'occupation of space', in collaboration with the Joseph Beuys temporary exhibition.
ROTOR - an exhibitions, engagement and advocacy programme in partnership with Huddersfield Art Gallery.
AON (The Archive of Nothingness) - using digital platforms to address the connections between histories of art and graphic design and the role, influence and ‘authority’ of archives, archivists, exhibitions and curators.
Intersecting Practices, a cross-organisational project which assesses the role and impact of contemporary art sited in heritage spaces.