2017-2022 PhD in Media, Culture, Heritage. Thesis ‘Bindings, Boundaries and Cuts: Relating Agency and Ontology in Photobook Encounters’ (awarded May 2022), Newcastle University.
2013-2014 MA Art Museum and Gallery Studies. Dissertation ‘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
2022-present Associate Lecturer in Media, Culture and Heritage, Newcastle University.
2022-present Academic Tutor in Art History, University of Sunderland.
2021- 2022 Postdoctoral Research Associate, ‘Inclusion and Safety in Fieldwork’; ‘Diffractive Genealogy’, Newcastle University.
2021 Lecturer, ‘Art Histories I’ BA Fine Art, Newcastle University.
2021 Teaching Associate, ‘Understanding Challenges in Museums, Galleries and Heritage’, MA Art Museum and Gallery Studies; ‘Representations: Popular Culture & Identity’, Newcastle University.
2020-2022. 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.
2022 Newcastle University QR Enhancing Research Culture Fund (£7,313.41)
2019 Research Large Grant Award for fieldwork in Amsterdam and New York (£1,890)
2018 Research Small Grant Awards (various) for fieldwork in Paris, Arles and Derby (£730)
2017 Research Small Grant Award for fieldwork in Barcelona (£270)
2016 AHRC Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership Award for fully-funded PhD Studentship (£66,288)
2013 Combined Honours Award for Higher Education bursary (£2,000)
Awards and Accreditations
2021 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)
2014 ICCHS Dissertation Prize
“Returning to Another Black Darkness: materiality and mattering in photobook encounters over time.” Compendium, 2, 2022 [under review].
“My Doubtful Cézanne: assembling emergent knowledges of matter and mattering through painting-by-numbers and autoethnography during Covid’” for eds. Gareth Longstaff, Tina Sikka and Steve Walls, Disrupted Knowledge: Scholarship in a Time of Change, Brill/Haymarket, 2022 (forthcoming).
“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, Manchester University Press, 2022 (forthcoming).
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.