I trained as an actor and worked professionally for many years before establishing an academic career. My performance practice continues to inform all aspects of my teaching, education development, traditional / non-traditional research outputs, as well as my ongoing creative work. I am Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head at the Centre for Theatre and Performance (CTP) and serve as Academic Coordinator of the Arts Faculty Internship programs.
I am an Education Focused staff member and take every opportunity to find new ways of developing students’ skills and insights. I am engaged with Work Integrated Learning strategies across the Faculty and University and am committed to student employability within CTP and beyond. I continue to develop Professional and Academic Presentation Skills learning strategies which are taught to students across the university.
I continue to develop work as a professional playwright, performer, poet and presenter. My most recent play Boy out of the Country was included in the VCE Schools Syllabus (2016). My translation and one-person-performance of the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf continues to serve as an inspiration for my teaching, research and practice.
Recent Awards and Grants
2017 Arts Faculty Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
2017 Interfaculty Transformation Grant – Developing inter-faculty and faculty-specific interpersonal-communication skills amongst culturally diverse students
2017 Unit Enhancement Grant – Improving Moodle experience for Arts Internship students