I’ve worked for the British Council since 2003 on English language teaching and training projects in Ethiopia, India and North Africa. In 2018 I coordinated and co-delivered a 100-hour course in English for Diplomacy for the trainee diplomats in Ethiopia. Currently developing online courses for the BC’s global Professional Skills Centre.
A ground-breaking cultural leadership programme to build skills and knowledge, and extend professional networks for cultural leaders in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Birmingham (UK). I co-facilitated the training and provided one-to-one coaching support.Continue reading “FACILITATOR, TRANSFORMING NARRATIVES”
I designed, managed and co-taught two 12-week professional development courses in the theory and practice of film programming, funded by Creative Skillset and supported by Goldsmiths, University of London.
Participants think about the meaning and purpose of programming, and take on practical projects that culminate in researching and running their own film screening events. Course alumni have gone on to work for BFI, MUBI, Film London and Fringe! Queer Arts & Film Festival.
I lead Goldsmiths’s Synapse programme, which helps students across the university to explore and develop entrepreneurial tools, think about their wider future, and consider the impact they would like to make in the world. Continue reading “LECTURER, INSTITUTE FOR CREATIVE & CULTURAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP”
I offer one-to-one and group coaching for people looking to develop their practice in the creative industries. Using a range of coaching tools, I help artists, writers, performers, producers and dreamers to identify challenging goals – and give them the support to achieve them. And, unlike in traditional ‘hands-off’ coaching, I can also bring my own life experience, passion and networks from over a decade working as an arts producer, fundraiser and academic.Continue reading “CREATIVE CAREERS COACH”
Lecturer in Academic English to international students embarking on BA and MA art and design degrees. Projects, workshops and study trips introduce students to reflective creative practice, semiotic analysis and theories of cultural globalisation, seen through the experience of London as an international city. Continue reading “LECTURER, UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS LONDON”
Goldsmiths Computing is known globally for its creative approach to coding, and recently launched the UK’s first online computing degree.
As Assistant Department Manager, I managed department events, exhibitions, communications and special projects. In 2016-18 I set up the renowned 4-week Creative Computing summer school for students at the School of Creative Media, City University Hong Kong. Continue reading “ASSISTANT MANAGER, GOLDSMITHS COMPUTING”
Associate lecturer in arts management, supervising final year independent projects for BA Music Business & Arts Management (2017-18). Continue reading “LECTURER, MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY”
Thanks to a grant from the British Council’s Art Connects Us programme, in 2018 I travelled to South Africa to meet the people making the SA film exhibition scene happen.
Over three weeks in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg, my research discovered how film exhibitors in South Africa are developing their craft through training, professional development and networks. Continue reading “RESEARCHER, BRITISH COUNCIL SSA AFRICA”