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Graduating from the University of Leeds with a PhD in Sculpture and Philosophy (The Philosophy of Sculpture/The Sculpture of Philosophy: Casting Bodies of Thought), I joined the University of Huddersfield in 2009. I am currently the Director of Graduate Education in the School of Art Design and Architecture and Senior Lecturer in Historical and Theoretical Studies. I also run an MA in Digital Media. I lead several modules on the use and application of research methods in creative practice and run innovation and entrepreneurship live projects with postgraduate students. I also coordinate research-led/PGR research training within the School.
Research Expertise and Interests
My research background stems from sculpture studies. My doctorate investigated the intersections between sculpture and philosophy. This research has since led to several publications on the use of sculptural tropes in the writings of Plato, Kant, Herder and Hegel. I am the author of 'Herder's Sculptural Thinking' (2011), 'Concrete Thinking for Sculpture' (2015), 'Crafting Stories in the Domestic Archive' (2015) and 'Thinking Sculpturally' (2017).
In 2015-2016, I curated an exhibition for the Arts Council funded programme ROTOR at Huddersfield Art Gallery. Enttiled Thought Positions in Sculpture the exhibition brought contemporary artists together to explore various sculpture archives and existing collections.
I regularly design and chair conference panels and symposia, and have guest edited issues for the Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, Craft Research and parallax.
More recently, I have been working with 'sculptural plasticity' as a concept that intra-acts with the languages and practices of art and neuroscience. This has led to several conference papers and forthcoming publications on the phenomenon of the brainbody in art, philosophy, literature, science and curation.
For specific details of my publications, please see the 'Publications and Other Research Outputs' section of this research profile.
Current areas of investigation and enquiry:
- Creative methodologies in art and design practice
- Sculptural thinking as a mode of philosophical enquiry
- New materialism and artistic thinking
- Brainbody phenomena across the disciplines
- Science and Technology Studies (STS) and practices of writing
Research Degree Supervision
I am interested in supervising PhDs on topics and themes related to:
New materialisms in the thinking practices of art and philosophy
Transdisciplinary exchanges between art, science and the humanities
Sculptural thinking across the disciplines
Science and Technology Studies (STS) and materially-discursive practices
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