My educational experience includes MA Hons History of Art (St Andrews), PG Diploma, Art Gallery and Museum Studies (Manchester), and PhD (Southampton) on Regency Harewood. I am currently a professor at Leeds University, where I am also the Head of School for Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies. My most recent monograph was 'Fraud, Fakery and False Business; rethinking the Shrager-Dighton Old Furniture Trial' (Continuum 2011). I am currently writing about the aesthetics of electricity in arts and crafts houses as part of an AHRC funded project, and am leading a research project on research skills for young people, the introduction of the EPQ and its value for engaging pupils in museum and gallery collections. In 2013, I was seconded to the University of Leeds Education Engagement Team to develop our programmes for the EPQ and am passionate about the need for academics to work with schools at every level. I have been involved in the redesign of the A Levels in Art and Design, Art History and the EPQ, and spend a great deal of time working with schools, both in the primary and secondary sector.