I am an Associate Professor, academic author and researcher in the Discipline of Therapeutic Arts in the College of Arts, Humanities and Education at the University of Derby. I teach on the Post-graduate MA Dramatherapy with responsibility for clinical supervision and theory & research modules across the arts therapies programmes.
I am also the Admissions tutor for the BA (Hons) Creative Expressive Arts, Health, and Well-being Degree Programme with responsibility for personal tutorship and specialist drama modules. As a Senior Researcher within I have an interest in interdisciplinary practice, drama education, and dramatherapy and in arts in health. Additionally, I supervise doctoral students.
My most recent publications include two co-edited volumes for Routledge. The International Handbook of Play, Therapeutic Play and Play Therapy (2020) and the Routledge International Handbook of Stories and Therapeutic Story Telling.