Highlights of work I have done - images show events I have organised (embroidery workshop, drawing in a care home, a gala for the National Trust, live drawing at the Millennium Gallery, Late Shift DJ and drawing at the National Portrait Gallery), the newly refurbished Metalwork Collection at Millennium Galleries, and things I have evaluated (an exhibition at the National Railway Museum, school workshops for Children & The Arts).

Hello

What do I do?
I work on projects which encourage positive change and help make society more equitable. I support organisations to connect with their visitors, participants and stakeholders and to develop their teams. I develop, deliver and manage:

    • evaluation, research and advocacy work,
    • peer learning sessions, learning programmes, training and events,
    • interpretation and resources (nature, heritage, arts, science),
    • participation and engagement work,
    • projects and partnerships.

I also deliver Carbon Literacy training for the museums and heritage sectors.

The common thread? People are at the heart of it all…

Where do I work?
I’m based in Cumbria and enjoy working across the country.  Over the last few years, I’ve been working across culture, heritage, health and environment sectors.  Clients include the National Trust, Science Museum Group, Natural England, Historic England, Health Foundation, the RSPB, English National Ballet, Brantwood, Imperial War Museums, Children & the Arts, University of Sheffield, Museums Sheffield, Museum Development North West, the Poetry Society and Unilever Art, Archives and Records Management. Find out what they think of working with me here.

About me…

  • Since 1998, I’ve worked across the arts, heritage, community, education and health sectors.
  • I’ve got first-hand experience of national, regional and independent museums and galleries, nature reserves, historic houses, arts organisations, community projects, schools and universities.
  • I’ve been part of learning, marketing and curatorial teams, and am a big advocate of cross-departmental working.
  • I enjoy teaming up with artists, designers and other creatives to explore fresh perspectives and imaginative approaches.
  • I am a freelance facilitator for:

My practice is built on solid foundations and I keep myself up to date and enthused with plenty of professional development.

  • Certified Carbon Literate through the Carbon Literacy Project in 2022
  • Member of the Visitor Studies Group
  • Became an Associate of the Museums Association in 2010
  • Awarded Winston Churchill Research Fellowship in 2010
  • MRS Certificate in Market and Social Research
  • MA Museum Studies, University of Leicester, 2001
  • BA History of Art, University of Cambridge, 2000

Dip into the Case Studies menu to find out more about the projects I’ve done. If you would like to work with me or just want to find out more about what I do, it would be great to hear from you.