I have a PhD in Art History and hold a small research-only post with my former employer The Arts University Bournemouth where I am Professor of Art History. Before that I held various teaching jobs in the University since 1995, teaching on a wide range of degrees, but mainly leading the theory input on the University’s BA (Hons) Fine Art. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and have extensive experience of teaching at degree level, including distance learning tutoring for the Open University.
My PhD thesis was turned in a book published in 2014 under the title Henry Moore in America: Art, Business and the Special Relationship. This publication was supported by a substantial grant from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art to pay for the illustrations. I am currently preparing a second book which examines British women sculptors working in the first half of the twentieth century. I have recently collaborated with Tate Britain by contributing two essays to their 2015 major web publication Henry Moore: Sculptural Process and Public Identity.
I took my degrees as a mature student at the University of Southampton: a BA (Hons) in History of Art, an MA in Art and Ideology 1918 – 1968 and my PhD which was awarded for a thesis on the monumental sculptures of Henry Moore in corporate and civic locations in the United States. I have published in academic journals and online with the Getty Research Centre, Los Angeles, and am a regular contributor to national and international conferences in the UK, the United States, Russia, India and Europe.