I am a drama practitioner and AHRC funded PhD candidate at The University of Exeter and Aberystwyth University.
I studied a BA in drama and arts management at the University of Winchester and a MA in theatre & performance at Queen Mary University. While studying for my MA I started to work as an evaluator and project coordinator for several participatory art programmes across London. This led me to find my passion in working creatively with people living with dementia. After graduating I held the role of activity manager for a care home in Dorset, before becoming the company’s research associate. I now work as a freelance drama practitioner and specialise in co-creating work with adults living in care.
About my research:
My thesis explores the potential for performing art programmes to highlight the social and cultural value of people living with dementia. Drawing on performance and social science theory, I question how artists, by facilitating relationships between people who live with dementia and their local community, can help challenge stigma and isolation.