1989 Degree in Visual Arts with art therapy, Lancaster University  BA hons 2:1


1990 Further Education Teachers Certificate, Grantham College


1994 Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work, University of Glasgow


1997 Certificate in Counselling Skills


2012 Post Graduate Diploma/ Higher Specialist Award in Leadership

and  Management for Social Work, University of Birmingham


2013 Masters in Leadership and Management- specialist area: creativity and social work, University of Birmingham



Service Coordinator, Pause Mental Health Service, University of Birmingham


Visiting lecturer in Social Work

Associate tutor, University of Warwick; Coventry University


Founder of Birmingham Artivistas, Black and Blue Collective

Freelance participatory artist


Recent Exhibitions, Projects & Shows


MIXED RAGE Art Rooms Kings Heath group show and launch of the MIXED RAGE Collective


John Taylor Hospice 110 years commission - participatory project

Community Connexions- The Rep Theatre, schools based art project

IKON Artists in Schools Project 


IKON and Barber Youth Programme collaborative project 


ORT Gallery, Birmingham. Precious- Brum YODO festival A Matter of Life and Death- Dying Matters Week 2018


Exhibition John Lewis Community Gallery - November 2017-February 2018

Women and Protest Season- MAC September- November 2017

Residency AGE UK

Connecting Messages- Lead co-artist with Kings Heath Action for Refugees Showcase May

Ort Gallery, Balsall Heath, Birmingham

A Matter of Life and Death- Dying Maters Week- Installation MAC May 2017

Provocation at Awkward Bastards 2, MAC


Artful Minds- ACE funded project with Stonham carers

Connecting Communities- in partnership with MAC and Hall Green Arts Forum