Prior to joining the University of Salford as a Lecturer in Performance in February 2016, I worked in H.E. in education studies on the post compulsory Performing Arts PGCE course and then, latterly, on the generic, levels 6 and 7 post-compulsory PGCE pathways.
I also have over twenty five years of practitioner-based, industry knowledge and experience, having worked as a professional actor (as Ian Angus Wilkie) and, latterly, as a visiting lecturer in theatre, drama and performance.
My own teaching, research and knowledge exchange activities include the learning and teaching of undergraduate BA performance students; editorship of the journal Comedy Studies; PhD and PaR supervision; and on-going curriculum development in face-to-face and online contexts.
I am author of Performing in Comedy: A Student's Guide (Routledge: 2016)