Academic Work


I regularly present papers about my work at conferences in addition to talking to students, arts audiences and community groups about my research. As an artist and academic I am especially interested in practice led and interdisciplinary research and in the past I have collaborated with academics from History, Geography and the social sciences.

I also have experience of organising conferences and events working with academics from different institutions, in 2014 I worked on the conference Of the Earth; Art, Writing and the Environment hosted by the University of Plymouth. I managed the peer review process, liaising with speakers and academics across two institutions, and developed the conference themes and event programme, more details available here. 

Papers and Publications (This section is currently being updated)

  • Encounters with a Colliery Landscape – book chapter as part of the publication Material Memory; the post industrial landscape as a site for creative practice. 2017.

  • A Low Bright Seam paper presented as part of Space and Place History conference Nottingham Trent University 2016.

  • Photographers talk Public and Private / For the Elevation of Man North East Photography Network May 2016.

  • ‘Photography, domesticity and the planned environment; exploring Peterlee Newtown’ in conversation with Elaine Harwood as part of the conference ‘In Place of Architecture’  Nottingham Trent University Nov 2015.

  • Forgotten Fruit; Shifting spaces and interior Wilderness. Paper as part of Landscape Wilderness and the Wild international Conference University of Newcastle March 2015.

  • Trees Not Tarmac: Stories from the M65.  Paper presented at Of the Earth: Art Design Writing and the Environment Plymouth University October 24th&25th 2014.

  • Lost Topographies and Emerging Landscapes paper Visualising the Rural University of Cumbria (July 2013) publication pending

  • Work from the series Designated Sites of Tranquillity  NY Arts magazine, Vol 15, Fall 2010 p81 as part of We Love New York?

  • ‘Postcards from Peterlee’ paper presented as part of Framing Time and Place, University of Plymouth April 2009. Time and Place Information (2).pdf

  • Sounding Out 4, University of Sunderland  September 2008 Designated Sites of Tranquillity paper presentation Papers in Panels.pdf

  • Interacting with the Archive; Creative Approaches. Co-ordination of conference in collaboration with Marjolaine Ryley and Interface, University of Ulster as part of the series of events, Performing the Archive, March 2007.