My PhD research is located within the Department of Educational Research (Centre for Social Justice and Wellbeing in Education) at Lancaster University, and explores the experiences of boys aged 8-18 years who dance in private sector, pre-vocational dance schools in England. In particular, I am interested in: why some boys choose to dance and what genres they choose; how these male dancers resist and challenge the dominant discourses around dance and masculinity; the experiences of homophobia and homohysteria among male dancers.
Other work includes:
2015- Research Associate, "Children and Young People's Experience of Gender", undertaken on behalf of the Office of the Children's Commissioner by a consortium from Cardiff, UCL Institute of Education, Brighton and Lancaster Universities (Professor Carolyn Jackson).
2016 - Research Associate, "Men in the Nursery: Impact (MiNi): Understanding the impact of male staff in the Early Years of Education", undertaken on behalf of Childbase Partnership (PI - Dr Jo Warin).
2016-2018 - Member of the Lancaster University Research Ethics Committee (FASS/LUMS).
Examiner , UKA Dance
Senior Examiner (Dance), UKA Dance
Chief Examiner ( Drama), UKA Dance
Doctoral Researcher , Lancaster University
Adjudicator, British & International Federation of Festivals
Principal Assessor, Royal Central School of Speech & Drama
London College of Music, LLCM
Victoria College of Music, FVCM
Oxford University , P G Diploma
Salford University , MA
Manchester University, PGCE
Manchester University, BA
UKA , Fellowship Diploma
IDTA, Licentiate Diploma
UKA , Associate Diploma
A Guide to UKA Drama ,
Grants and Contracts
Economic and Social Research Council
Fellow, College of Preceptors
Member, Oxford Education Society
Member, Society of Teachers of Speech & Drama
Fellow, UKA Dance
Member, Awarding Organisations Committee, Council for Dance Education & Training