I am an academic and occasional curator based in Newcastle upon Tyne. I hold a PhD in Media, Culture and Heritage from Newcastle University for my thesis ‘Bindings, Boundaries and Cuts: Relating Agency and Ontology in Photobook Encounters’, which presents new ways of understanding the photobook genre. I teach on art history, curatorial studies and media studies degree programmes.

My research centres around using feminist new materialist theory and autoethnography to study interrelations of meaning and materiality in affective art experiences, which is a complicated way of describing tangles of stuff and feelings that can relate to creative practices. I’m currently thinking and writing about links between uncertainty, nature, painting-by-numbers, artworld economies and organisation. I am also involved in an interdisciplinary research project investigating relationships between inclusion, diversity, safety and knowledge practices in fieldwork.

I previously held the role of Assistant Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum, where I worked on exhibitions including Into the Woods: Trees in Photography (2017) and the inaugural Photography Centre (2018), as well as conducting research with the Royal Photographic Society Collection and the Maurice Broomfield Archive.