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As a voracious learner, I'm always seeking new opportunities to expand my mind and heart. I hope you enjoy exploring some of where and how I have built my knowledge.


  • Sensual Somatics (TM) Accredited Facilitator

  • One of Many Lead the Change Women in Leadership Programme

  • Certified Carbon Literate

  • Diploma in Journal Therapy

  • Diploma Level 3 in Life Coaching

  • Foundation Training in Nonviolent Communication

  • Introduction to Shamanic Journeying 2 Day Intensive

  • Advance HE Fellow
  • Masters Social History of Art, Distinction
  • BA (Hons) Design and Applied Arts
  • Foundation Diploma in Art and Design


  • Reviewer for Organizational Aesthetics

  • Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, Leeds Arts University

  • Visiting Lecturer, Leeds Beckett University and London College of Fashion

  • Teaching Fellow, University of Leeds

Since 2012 I have taught marketing and communication subjects in higher education design schools. Ethics, sustainability and work with purpose are my focus. I have taught across all undergraduate and masters levels, supporting diverse courses such as Graphic Design, Illustration, Creative Practice and Creative Writing.

In 2022 I became a Trustee on the Board of Directors for Change Agents UK, a charity working to upskill young people for sustainable careers.

  • Consulting for Indeed on belonging in the workplace

I was invited to consult for Indeed's 2022 report Diversity, inclusion and belonging in the UK workplace, specifically on my lived experience of being non-binary and what I recommend workplaces do to create cultures of belonging for gender non-conforming individuals. Full report here.

  • Speaker at Leeds Arts University The Inclusive University conference
  • Speaker for EAUC and GuildHE on sustainable pedagogies
  • Facilitator Embracing Change workshop for SES Network, University of Leeds
  • Keynote speaker University of Leeds Design Futures
  • Speaker at Pebble Magazine Future Fest
  • Freelancer speaker on mental health awareness for agency teams

My invitations to speak have blossomed from my enthusiasm in how we can engage our hearts, bodies and souls in seeking purposeful lives. I take a 'Mr Rogers' approach to speaking: every audience is treated equitably, with deep love and nurturing challenge.

  • Freelance marketing and communication consultant
  • Freelance copywriter
  • Communications specialist and creative lead in marketing and events agencies

In my first career I worked as a copywriter and creative in fast-paced marketing agencies, with FTSE 100 and international clients such as Marks and Spencer, ghd, New Look, Redcats, Shop Direct, BT, Unilever, TSB, Aviva, TalkTalk, ASDA and NatWest. Over eight years agency-side and freelance I worked with around 60 individual brands.


  • Winner: 2022 Lead the Change Award

  • Category winner: Venoor Poetry in Design
  • Recipient of £5k arts funding for Sex Tapes, a poetry night with Leeds International Festival
  • Nomination: University of Leeds Partnership Award for Innovation
  • Finalist: ModeConnect International Fashion Writing
  • Winner: Best Specialist Blog at Blog North

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