SENIOR LECTURER, SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, UEA
My research and teaching interests encompass biochemical and molecular biological studies of the structure of DNA. The iconic double helix of DNA lends itself well to visual representation, and I have collaborated with a range of artists to highlight the links between its structure and biological function.
DEPUTY DIRECTOR & HEAD OF EDUCATION AND RESEARCH, SAINSBURY CENTRE FOR VISUAL ARTS (SCVA)
I am responsible for developing learning and research programmes, educational events and conferences, artists' projects and residencies, outreach and training with students, schools, teachers and the public at SCVA. I was trained as an art historian, specialising in the Middle Ages and 20th century art. I have a Masters in Education and an active educational researcher and writer.
HEAD OF PEOPLE & WILDLIFE, NORFOLK WILDLIFE TRUST
A lot of my work is in engaging adults and children with wildlife. I see it as opening people’s eyes so they can see what’s around them. I’ve worked in conservation most of my working life – I’ve worked for the RSPB for seven years, the National Trust, various wildlife trusts. I moved to Norfolk 20 years ago. Ever since childhood I’ve been passionate about Nature. I’ve been out to see Nature – badger watching, bird watching, dragging my parents as a child to take me to Ensmere to see the first March Harriers etc I’m not sure what inspired me about Nature, but my work is to try to inspire others.