I completed my PhD in 1997 and was the Research Fellow in Performing Arts at Manchester Metropolitan University from 1997-2006. During this time I was also founder member and associate director of the Open Performance Centre in Sheffield, where I co-founded the theatre company, Point Blank, and directed a number of schools and community performance projects across South Yorkshire.
I was the founder member and co-artistic director of Point Blank Theatre from 2000-2009. In this time I wrote and directed Dead Causes, Operation Wonderland and Roses & Morphine, wrote, directed and performed in Nothing to Declare, and was the dramaturgical advisor for An Evening with Psychosis. Selected performance texts and critical articles on the company’s work are published in Point Blank (Intellect, 2007). My most recent practical research project, The Pool Game,was funded by Arts Council England and undertaken in association with artistic collective Geiger Counter in 2012. Full documentation of the production can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUDs6oCddm4&feature=plcp.
I joined the department at Birmingham as a Lecturer in 2006 and have been Head of Department since 2015.