Technical Operations Team Leader

I have worked as a professional photographer and photography educator for many years, starting as a Royal Air Force photographer in the 1980's.

This led on to running my own photography studio. Weddings (every photographer should try this once!), portraiture, commercial, fashion, consultancy work, running photography holidays and photography seminars, were all part of the studio life.

I joined Falmouth University in 1998, when it was Falmouth College of Arts, I am proud to have seen and been part of the many changes and growth Falmouth University has gone through.

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Contact details

Telephone 01326 213741



Year Qualification Awarding body
2016 MFA Falmouth University
2010 PGCHE Falmouth University
1986 Photography Royal Air Force

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

Since completing my Masters in Fine Art (MFA) I have continued and developed my research by looking at change in both people and landscapes, specifically beaches.


Areas of teaching

  • The capturing and manipulation of light.

Courses taught

  • BA(Hons) Photography
  • BA(Hons) Marine & Natural History Photography
  • BA(Hons) Press & Editorial Photography
  • BA(Hons) Fashion Photography
  • MA Photography

Policy engagement within Cornwall

Engagement with organisations which contribute to the development of educational, cultural or socio-economic policies in Cornwall

I hold a Queens Commission as a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Air force as I am the Commanding Officer for Penair School's CCF RAF (Combined Cadet Force).

I work with local and national schools and colleges to run workshops within the IoP to further young peoples understanding of Higher education.

I help run a Project with BA(Hons) Photography level 1 students in conjunction with The National Trust and local school children.

Professional Engagement

Engagement with professional associations and societies

Fellow of HEA