My original degree was in drama, but I soon moved into working as a trainer and facilitator. After a decade in grassroots peace and human rights projects, I qualified as a counsellor, and worked in the drug and alcohol and community health field. I’ve been working part-time in public health research since 2006, while also studying for further degrees in art and art practice.
I work as a research assistant with the Manchester Urban Collaboration on Health (MUCH), specialising in evaluation, qualitative research, hard to reach communities and public engagement. I’m part of Well North’s internal evaluation team, and have a particular responsibility for Well Doncaster.
My art practice is my passion, and I use it as a way to communicate my commitment to reducing inequality. The theme of my art work is place and identity, and I’m also interested in the relationship between creativity, health and wellbeing.