My main supervisory interests are in the understanding and applications of drawing in clinical settings, the use of drawing as a tool of learning, approaches to arts/health research, the relationship between drawing and writing and creative/visual research methods.
I am currently supervising three PhD students: Vanessa Marr, with Jessica Moriarty; Caehryn Tinker, with Kay Aranda; and James Murray, with Duncan Bullen and Gavin Fry. I also act as a mentor for a PhD student and as an external adviser to Dr Sam Murton, a GP and doctoral student looking at drawing and health literacy in the University of Otago, New Zealand.
I have supervised 4 PhD students to completion: Dr Simon Bliss, Jewellery, Silver and the Applied and Decorative Arts in the Culture of Modernism, 2019; Dr Gavin Fry, Male textile artists in 1980s Britain: a practice based inquiry into their reasons for using this medium, 2018; Dr Curie Scott, Elucidating perceptions of ageing through participatory drawing: a phenomenographic approach, 2018; Dr Sarah Haybittle, Correspondence, trace and the landscape of narrative: a visual, verbal and literary dialectic, 2015.
I have been an independent chair for a PhD examination (Andrew Cross) and have examined six PhDs: Jane Shepard, University of Brighton, 2022 (internal examiner); Melissa Cheung, University of Sydney, Australia, 2019 (external examiner); Louisa Buck, University of Brighton, 2018 (internal examiner); Samantha Lynch, University of Brighton, 2018 (internal examiner); Mike Sadd, University of Brighton, August 2015 (internal examiner); Tanja Golja, University of Technology Sydney, Australia, January 2012 (external examiner).
I've acted as internal examiner for three MRes students: Claire Scanlon, 2019; Diana Brighouse, 2015; and Mark Lander, 2014.
I have also been an independent reader for MPhil/PhD transfers and Annual Progression Review reader for 4 students.