I was a Visual Arts teacher and Creative Arts Head Teacher for 25 years before entering my second career as an academic in 2011. My work is largely in Arts education, but also as a methodologist in Arts-based Educational Research [ABER]. I am currently Chair of the ABER special interest group for the American Educational Research Association. I am also working into human geographies, specifically migrations and walking modalities. My early work was in (migrant) belonging and (ethnic) identity.