2017-present PhD in Media, Culture, Heritage. Thesis ‘Bindings, Boundaries and Cuts: Relating Agency and Ontology in Photobook Encounters’ (submitted September 2021). Newcastle University
2013-2014 MA Art Museum and Gallery Studies. Thesis ‘Negotiating definitions of art and performance through the interpretation of popular culture objects’. International Centre for Culture and Heritage Studies, Newcastle University
2009-2013 BA (Hons) Combined Honours in Art History, French and Spanish, Newcastle University
Teaching & Employment
2021- present Lecturer, ‘Art Histories I’ BA Fine Art and ‘Understanding Challenges in Museums, Galleries and Heritage’, MA Art Museum and Gallery Studies, Newcastle University; Teaching Associate, ‘Representations: Popular Culture & Identity’; ‘Feminisms’.
2020, 2021 Course Leader, ‘Introduction to Photographic Histories’, The Photographers’ Gallery, London. (Independently developed and delivered 6-week courses)
2018-2021 Seminar Leader, ‘Art Histories I’ and ‘Art Histories II’, BA Fine Art, Newcastle University.
2018-2019 Seminar Leader, ‘Caring for Collections’ and ‘Managing Museums and Galleries’, MA Art Museum and Gallery Studies, Newcastle University.
2016-2018 Assistant Curator of Photographs, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
2015-2016 Project Administrator, Photo London.
2012-2014 Various roles, Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, Newcastle and Gateshead.
Funding, Awards and Accreditations
2021 PG member of Materiality, Artefacts & Technologies in Culture & History (MATCH) Faculty Research Group
2020 Co-convenor of Media Culture Heritage (MCH) PGR Research Forum
2019 Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)
2019 Research Large Grant Award for fieldwork in Amsterdam and New York
2018 Research Small Grant Awards (various) for fieldwork in Paris, Arles and Derby
2017 Research Small Grant Award for fieldwork in Barcelona
2016 AHRC Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership Award for fully-funded PhD Studentship
2014 ICCHS Dissertation Prize
2013 Combined Honours Award for Higher Education bursary
“Theorising Encounters with Contemporary Photobooks: Situation, Materiality and Plurality” for ed. Paul Edwards, The British, American and French Photobook: Commitment, Memory, Materiality and the Art Market [under review by Manchester University Press, March 2021].
“My Doubtful Cézanne: Real and imagined encounters with nature during Covid as emergent knowledge” (for eds. Gareth Longstaff, Tina Sikka and Steve Walls, Disrupted Knowledge: Scholarship in a Time of Change, forthcoming with Brill/Haymarket, 2022) [in preparation].
In the Wake of Brexit by Mark Duffy (design and text), self-published, 2018.
Brexit Is Your Fault by Mark Duffy (design), self-published, 2018.
The Surrealist Movement from Dalí to Magritte – Crisis and Rebirth in 1929 (translator, exhibition catalogue), Hungarian National Gallery, 2019.
Various, V&A Magazine, 2017.