As a curator and Research Fellow for the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries, University of Sunderland, my research explores critical and interdisciplinary modes of art-making, that challenge perceived distinctions between sites of artistic, economic and knowledge production by brokering new, direct ways of working between them. My practice-led examination of interdisciplinary and cross-industry curatorial models, initiated in my doctoral research, has produced an award-winning portfolio of ‘art hacking’ projects that employ novel interdisciplinary ways of collaborative working between the arts and diverse sectors and industries.

Alongside my commitment to SeaScapes, I am research lead for the cross-faculty commissioning platform Co/Lab Sunderland, that facilitates multidisciplinary academic staff to critically engage with cross disciplinary perspectives through collaborations between external partners and diverse communities