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Areas of responsibility
I am the School’s Research and Enterprise Co-ordinator, part of the CREATE team. I support the CSAD Incubation Unit members so if you’re a student do come and talk to me about this and your ideas for setting up a businesses or establishing your creative practice. I also support staff in their enterprise activities and organise some of the School’s enterprise, engagement and employability activities including CSAD’s students and grads’ involvement in the Arts Council of Wales’ Invigilation Plus programme at the Venice Biennale. I act as the School’s link with many creative and cultural organisations, represent it at the What Next? Cardiff cultural sector group and am on the Steering Committee of Cardiff Contemporary, the visual arts festival co-ordinated by Cardiff Council.
Since graduating in 1985 with a BSc Econ in Management from Cardiff University I have written extensively for local newspapers, national magazines for children and young people, and for architectural journals as well as having contributed to a number of books. From 1992 to 2012 I had my own consultancy practice and worked with organisations from all sectors providing advice and support in market research, communications, business planning and training, much of it linked to the Investors in People Standard. My love of art and design brought me back to university in 2001 and I gained a BA in Art and Aesthetics at UWIC. I’ve had work exhibited with Tactile Bosch in Cardiff and at Second Nature in London. I like art to be dark, questioning and satirical and am fascinated in where the value of art really lies.
I used to help organise the Cardiff Design Festival and was on the management board of the Cardiff YMCA Housing Association that provides support for some of the city’s most vulnerable men and women for many years.
I love trying to grow stuff and am almost self sufficient in chillies.