School of Arts and Media
Lecturer in Media and Performance, Comedy Writing and Performance
I have always had an interest in performing since a young age. At age 16 I moved to the USA and began to become interested in Improvisation (a form that was more prevalent in the USA), as well as continuing my passion for photography. Upon completing High School in the USA I moved back to the UK to pursue photography and art at MMU, where I completed a BTEC. Upon completion I then merged all my interests (photography/film and performance) into the one course that seemed to contain all of these elements, BA Hons Media and Performance at Salford. After gaining a 1st Class Degree I went on to work towards my Masters in Film and Video at the Surrey Institute of Art as Design, as well as beginning my own improvisation comedy troupe – ComedySportz (since 2001). In 2005 I began teaching at Salford and have in that time also enjoyed international success with my own company, as well as still pursuing photography and videography.
My main teaching focuses are based around Improvisation, Radio and Comedy in general.
My research focuses in Improvisation and it’s many uses, in many areas. I wrote one of the first publishes journal entries on Improv on TV in 2011, and continue to work in this area.