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Ph.D. University of Leeds 2014
Master of Fine Art (University of Colorado, Boulder) 1988
BA (hons) English, History (University of Colorado, Boulder) 1982
Learning & Teaching qualification for Higher Education Open University 1998


I came to Wales to work at the Newport Art School in 1990 – after having taught at the University of Colorado, Boulder and Metropolitan State College in Denver – and stayed. I worked within the expanding University advocating for the photographic as art practice and contributing to the development of the subject Photomedia, Subject Leader until 1997, which became the Photographic Art degree course, that course is now embedded within the newly developed Photography course that coincides with the new purpose built Atrium 2B at the Cardiff Campus.


2017 Photographic Dialogues Issue 1/2017 Journal of The Bristol Photography Research Group, pp. 21-25, 31-35
2016 GROSSMAN STUDIES The Legacy of a Contemporary Classic (СБОРНИК Наследие современного классика ) EDUCatt:Milan ISBN 978-88-9335-095-2
2016 “The Singular Image in Durational Time” Philosophy of Photography Vol. 6 Number 1-2 Intellect journals
2015 “Vasily Grossman’s Heritage” University of Turin Research Centre, Italy
2012 Philosophy of Photography Vol. 2 Number 2 Intellect journals
2011 “A History of the World”, Works on Memory, Daniel Blaufuks, ffotogallery Cardiff
2009 eCPR Research Publication
2006 eCPR Research Publication


2016- film clips screening, Watershed Arts Centre, Bristol, in association with UWE and Moving Stills
2014- film screening, Moscow, A.I. Solzhenitsyn House of Russian Emigration for the 50th Anniversary of the death of Vasily Semyonovich Grossman 1964-2014
2012- ‘Born in 1987 The animated Gif’ The Photographer’s Gallery, London
2010- film screening University of Sussex, Brighton
2009- ffloc gallery film screening and ‘in conversation’ with Dr Anna Reading
2008 – film screening University of Leeds
2001- University of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM group show-the collection of Lucy Lippard (photographs)
1995- “Love Show” FFOTOFACTIONS Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea; Oriel 31, Newtown (mixed media installation, different installations in each venue)
1994- “Love Show” FFOTOFACTIONS Chapter Art Centre, Cardiff (mixed media installation)


Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy (UK)
APHE (Association of Photography in Higher Education UK)
CIRI Research Institute
eCPR research centre
College Art Association (USA)
Society for Photographic Education (USA)


2016 Presenter Moving Stills in association with University of the West of England and Watershed Arts Centre
2015 Presenter: APHE, Notthingham Trent University
2015 Presenter: “On the Verge of Photography” Central St Martin’s, London
2015 Maternal Structures in Creative Practice, London Southbank University
2015 Pictures, Places and Living Memory, Mary Ward House, London
2015 Fast Forward: Women in Photography, Tate Modern
2014 Psychoanalysis & Photography, University of Westminster
2014 Presenter: Vasily Grossman’s Heritage: Originality of a 20th century classic 12th -14th September
2012 Presenter: 2-day event Beyond Representation, London Southbank University
2010 Presenter at 2nd Global Conference on Genocide, University of Sussex, Brighton, England 28th June-1st July 2010
2012 Life and Fate, Oxford University
2010 Witnessing History Holocaust Testimony from the Scrolls of Auschwitz to the Present Friday University of Leeds
2009 Concentrationary Memories. University of Leeds


2017 “Derived from the Written” symposium chair, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
2017 reviewer for HEA Fellow Review Panels
2016 Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff presenter/discussion of Susan Steinberg’s 2015 film Mirrors to Windows: The Woman as Artist to coincide with Rose Wylie retrospective.
2015 Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff presenter/discussion of Estate: A Reverie by Andrea Luka Zimmerman for The Jarmin Awards, supported by the Arts Council of England.
2011 Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff gallery talk for Tim Davies’ solo exhibition 50th Year to Heaven.
2007 ffotogallery, Penarth, Gallery Q&A for Richard Page’s solo exhibition What We Already Know


I am interested in photographic narrative, image & text, the audio-visual, the photographic bookwork, identity politics, representation, philosophy of photography, history & memory, trauma theory and affect in art. Arts-based practices having emerged in recent years as an alternative methodological genre for the acquisition of the PhD qualification has afforded me the opportunity to combine writing about photography with consolidating my practice in the form of digitally animated films.

Research Degree Examiner Appointments:

External Examiner University of Teeside (Leeds City College) 2015-19
External Examiner Southbank University, London, 2005-9

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