Senior lecturer in Film Production at the Staffordshire University, interdisciplinary researcher, filmmaker, photographer, global coach, and a passionate traveller. Director and Co-organiser of the Communities and Communication Conference and Festival and a former Artistic Director of the Discovering Latin America Film Festival in London, and a former lead and a coach for a global training team. I am a guest editor for Contribution to Humanities journal and an academic consultant. Recipient of the International Award for Excellence for The Journal of Communication and Media Studies, Premio Bertelli, and other international grants and awards.
I hold a practice-based (film) PhD From Birkbeck, University of London. I specialise in Arts/Practice-based research, especially in intercultural and postcolonial contexts. My most recent research focuses on the politics of visual representations among the indigenous communities of Colombia. I used collaborative filmmaking as a way to conduct my study. I also hold a Master Degree in Film and Media Studies (Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland), unfinished MA in Film Direction (Silesian University, Katowice, Poland), and a First Class Honours degree in Digital Media Arts (London South Bank University).
Alongside my research work, I actively exhibit my visual work in wide international circles.
My research is very interdisciplinary, and it addresses questions of representation, otherness and intercultural communication.
I have a living and working experience from four different continents, and I am fluently multilingual.