Head of Theatre Arts

I trained as an actor at East 15 Acting School. Before coming to Falmouth, I was Head of Acting at Guildford School of Acting (GSA) at the University of Surrey for eight years. Prior to that I worked as an actor and director in theatre, film, tv and radio.

I have taught acting since the late 1990s. I had a long association with Shakespeare's Globe Education Department, where I was Director of postgraduate courses. I have taught and directed productions at a number of leading drama schools in the UK including East 15, ALRA, Italia Conti, Drama Centre, Royal Conservatoire (Scotland) and Birmingham School of Acting.

I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Contact details



Year Qualification Awarding body
2012 PhD University of Reading
1996 MA Contemporary Theatre Practice University of Essex
1989 Diploma in Acting East 15 Acting School


Areas of teaching

  • Acting fundamentals
  • Screen Acting
  • Shakespeare in performance

Professional Engagement

Engagement with professional associations and societies

I am a member of the Performer Training Working Group at TaPRA