I have an article entitled 'Dorothy Wordsworth and her Female Contemporaries’ Legacy: A feminine ‘material’ sublime approach to the creation of walking-performance in mountainous landscapes' published in the current issue of Performance Research: On Mountains.

Issue editors: Jonathan Pitches & David Shearing.

ISSN: 1352-8165 (2019) 24:2

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Performance Research: On Mountains on 25/7/19, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13528165.2019.1624046

I work with seven 'scenographic' principles developed through her practice and a close study of Dorothy Wordsworth and her female comtemporaries approach to, and way, of engaging with landscape. Their ‘mode’ can, I suggests, be understood and analysed through the concept of the feminine 'material' sublime and offers a counterpoint to the ‘masculine’ or ‘transcendent sublime’, which was dominant in the Early Romantic period in which she, and some of her female contemporaries who also informed the principles, were writing.

In 2016 I was awarded a Ph.D. in Theatre Studies from Lancaster Institute of the Contemporary Arts, Lancaster University.  The title of my written thesis is: Emplacing, Re-Imaging and Transforming ‘Missing’ Life-Events: A Feminine Sublime Approach to the Creation of Socially Engaged Scenography in Site-Specific Walking-Performance in Rural Landscapes

I have published books, book chapters, e-publications and journal articles. At present I am writing a book entitled Sites of Transformation under contract to Bloomsbury Methuen nad have an article entitled: ‘Dorothy Wordsworth’s Legacy: A feminine ‘material’ sublime approach to the creation of applied and socially engaged scenography in mountainous landscapes.’ In the current issue of Performance Research: On Mountains. Vol. 24, No. 2.

I regularly talk about and present my practice and research at conferences and symposiums as well as in the press, media and on radio broadcasts. 

I regularly exhibit my practice and research often curating my site-specific landscape-performances into galleries where objects, sound, film and performance elements are distilled into installations. 

I have over 25 years experience as a visiting and associate lecturer in Higher Education at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

I am regularly invited as a guest lecturer to give talks and presentations on my practice and research. Most recently on the MA in Performance Design at Leeds University, the BA in Performing Arts, at Cumbria University and the BA in Site-Specific Performance at Edgehill University.

I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and has a number of teaching qualifications including the Supporting Learning Programme (SLP), awarded by Lancaster University and was an External Examiner for the BA Performance Design and Practice Central St Martin’s, UAL, London (2014-18).​