CV

 

Education and Credentials

  • Photography PhD 2015 (University of Sunderland)

  • Photography MA (Distinction), 2008 (University of Sunderland)

  • National Council for the Training of Journalists Press Photography Proficiency Certificate – Pass with Distinction (Richmond College, Sheffield)

  • Certificate in Art & Design Foundation Studies (University of Sunderland)

 

Funding and Academic Awards

  • 2016: Engage FMS research award, Newcastle University

  • 2012: Futures Award, University of Sunderland (to deliver presentation at Royal College of Art Research Conference, London)

  • 2010-2014: Arts & Humanities Research Council award: Photography PhD

  • 2009: Arts Council England award (development of work & exhibition at Durham Art Gallery)

  • 2009: Axis MA star 2008

 

Research Accomplishments

  • 2015: AHRC Photography PhD Thesis & Portfolio: ‘Portrait of an Invisible Illness: The Visualisation of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis through Photography and Text with Participation from ME Sufferers’.

  • 2008: Masters Thesis & Portfolio: ‘Representing the Unrepresentable: Photography and Invisible Illness.’

 

Solo Exhibitions

  • 1 – 29 November 2016: Portrait of an Invisible Illness, Royal Photographic Society HQ, Bath.

  • 2011- 2014: Touring exhibition of empty office spaces around the UK. Staged by Life with Art & ME Research UK to raise awareness and funds (over £25k raised for ME charities).

  • 24 April – 6 June 2010: A Diagnosis of Exclusion, Durham Art Gallery.

  • 9 –15 May 2010: A Diagnosis of Exclusion 2, Newcastle University Medical Sciences Facility.

 

Group Exhibitions

  • Oct – Nov 2014: Singapore International Photography Festival 2014: installation of Portrait of a Postmodern Illness, National Museum of Singapore.

  • Oct – Nov 2013: The Social: NE Festival of Photography. Portraits of a Postmodern Illness, Façade of Old Fire Station, Sunderland.

  • July – Sep 2013: Revealing the Invisible, Templeman Gallery, University of Kent.

  • May 2013: Gallery North, AHRC Block Grant exhibition, Northumbria University, Newcastle.

  • Oct 2012: Head & Whole 2, Abbey Walk Gallery, Grimsby.

  • Dec 2008 – Jan 2009: Unpredictable Patterns, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland.

 

Conference Presentations and Radio Interviews

  • Oct 2016: UK ME Research Collaborative Annual Conference, Newcastle (talk & poster).

  • Feb 2016: Visiting artist lecture, Edinburgh Napier University.

  • Oct 2014: Evening Presentations, Singapore International Photography Festival, National Museum of Singapore.

  • June 2014: MA to PhD Research, MA Photography, University of Sunderland.

  • 2013: BBC Radio Newcastle, interview on my work in .

  • Feb 2012: PEALS Spring Symposium, Newcastle University: ‘Medical & Scientific Understandings of Childhood Difference’.

  • Feb 2012: Art Works/ Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s ‘Critical Conversations: Photography in Participatory Settings’, Glass Centre, Sunderland.

  • May 2012: AHRC Students Block Grant Research Conference, University of Sunderland.

  • Oct 2012: ‘Head & Whole 2’ artist seminar, Abbey Walk Gallery, Grimsby.

  • 2011: BBC Radio Newcastle, live interview alongside Prof. Julia Newton.

  • 2011: BBC Radio Teesside, live interview alongside MP for Redcar.

  • May 2011: AHRC Students Block Grant Research Conference, University of Northumbria.

  • Nov 2011: Royal College of Art’s ‘The Edge of Our Thinking’ Research Conference, London.

  • July 2011: Research Teaching in Higher Education, Newcastle.

  • June 2011: PR Training Seminar for International Students, Newcastle Uni.

  • 2010: Star Radio, recorded interview for exhibition at Durham Art Gallery.

 

Publication: journals/magazines/catalogues

  • 2013: Paper: Mimesis 3, Edge of Our Thinking journal, Royal College of Art, London.

  • 2013 – Ongoing: FatigueLAB: Understanding the Causes of Fatigue, Newcastle University (various images).

  • 2012: Fuse, University of Sunderland.

  • 2011: Freeman Hospital: Biennial Report: Microvascular Diagnostics (images).

  • 2010: NHS Northern CFS/ME Clinical Network annual report (images).

 

Publication: books

  • 2015: PhD thesis: Portrait of an Invisible Illness.

  • 2011: Long-Term Conditions: Challenges in Health & Social Care, Sage.

  • 2010: Self-published catalogue to accompany A Diagnosis of Exclusion exhibition at Durham Art Gallery.

  • 2009: Missed Diagnosis, by Byron Hyde MD (cover image).

  • 2009: Andrea’s Revolver, by Dr David Bell (cover image).

  • 2008: Self-published large format book entitled Unpredictable Patterns.

 

Previous Work Experience

  • 2003 – 2004: Freelance Editor for international & regional magazines.

  • 1989 - 1990: Deputy Marketing Manager, Princess House (UK) Ltd. Hexham.

  • 1988 - 1989: Senior Account Executive, Insight Communications, Newcastle.

  • 1984 - 1986: Senior Photojournalist, Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph.

  • 1982 - 1984: Photojournalist, Lincolnshire Standard Group